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FOREWORD 

WE send this book out into the college world with 
the hope that it may bring the greatest happi- 
ness to the greatest number of people. Therefore, we 
beg you, take no offence at what you find within these 
pages, as offence is in no wise intended. Neither will 
you be wearied, we hope, by our attempts at wit, — 
'tis a poor thing, but our own. Indeed, to please all 
who peruse this book has been our constant endeavor. 



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To 
Wallace Manahan Turner 

in appreciation of his unfailing geniality 
and constant considerateness 

The Class of 1 923 
respectfully dedicates this book 



To the Class of 1923 



The Class of 192,3 is soon to leave the college bearing on each and every 
member the "hall-mark" of Simmons quality. 

A certain famous manufactory of fine silverware puts on each article that it 
makes a stamp that guarantees origin and quality. Whether that article be small 
or large, plain or ornate, a luxury or a necessity, the stamp stands for just one 
quality — the best. For years its familiar outlines have meant honest value jealous- 
ly maintained. It is a precious possession. 

The Simmons stamp is just as tangible, just as definite, just as valuable; and 
every year it means a little more. Every class of technically trained women that 
has graduated has spread a little farther abroad the knowledge of what the stamp 
of Simmons training means. When the members of the Class of 1923 have found 
their places in the world, more people are going to know that "Simmons Trained" 
means — in the most desirable situations or in just plain "jobs" — one standard of 
fineness that means the best there is in thoroughness, honesty, dependability. 

Now my word to you especially and individually, for all Simmons classes have 
been thorough, honest, dependable. Live these splendid qualities but in your own 
way — each of you. Be the finest woman you can, but not in the way of anybody 
else. Think things out for yourself. Hunt for the truth, and having found it, 
don't be afraid of it. Live that truth fearlessly and in your own way. Your influ- 
ence in the world will be measured not by your salary, nor by your skill, but by 
your personality. 

Don't be a person, be a Personality. 

WALLACE M. TURNER. 



In grateful and loving memory of 
B. Marion Brown 

Instructor in and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 
1913-1922 

July 31, 1884— July 17, 1922 

Dr. Brown was to us an inspiring teacher and a 
helpful friend. As one who was "ready for service 
and worthy of trust" she is ever before us. We feel a 
special sense of kinship with her since she was of our 
own alumnae, and a sense of pride in her scholarship, 
for she was the first Simmons alumna to receive the 
degree of Doctor of Philosophy. But more than 
these, we glory in the memory of a great teacher. 



CONTENTS 



Page 

Administration, Officers of. . 12 

Advertising Section 

Alumnae, Officers of 40 

Presidents of Simmons Col- 
lege Clubs 40 

Athletics 165 

Classes 

1923 41 

1924 109 

1925 .115 

1926 121 

College Graduates. 129 

Commencement 193 

Corporation L0 

Council 11 

Dedication 4 

Dramatics 155 

Engagements 132 

Faculty 15 

Department of Biology and 

Public Health 32 

Department of Chemistry. . 34 

Department of Economics . . 38 

Department of Education. . 37 



Page 

Faculty (Continued) 

Department of English 25 

Department of Fine Arts ... 28 

Department of History 29 

Department of Modern 

Languages 27 

Department of Physical 



Training 


39 


Department of Physics 


36 


Department of Public 




Health Nursing 


37 


Department of Psychology. 


31 


Department of Sociology. . . 


30 


Technical Courses 




Household Economics 


17 


Library Science 


23 


Secretarial Studies 


20 



Foreword 

Former Members of the Class 
of 1923 



106 



Former Presidents of the 

Class of 1923 104 

Honorary Members of 1923. . 44 

Junior Prom 191 

Maqua 147 

Microchaos 205 



1923 



THE MICROCOSM 



Page 

Musical Clubs 159 

Organizations 135 

Academy, The 143 

Christian Science Society. . 140 

Civic League 142 

Dormitory Government. ... 139 

Endowment Committee. . . 141 

Honor Board 140 

Menorah Society 151 

Microcosm Board 153 

"Mic Show" 154 

Newman Club 150 

Science Club 144 



Page 

Organizations (Continued) 

Simmons College Review ... 152 

State Clubs 145 

Student Government 1 '■>! 

Unitarian Club 148 

Y. W. C. A 146 

Statistics 195 

sundiale 179 

To the Class of 1923 5 

Track Song 163 

Unclassified Students 131 




THE MICROCOSM :: :: :: 1923 



The Corporation 



HENRY LEFAVOUR, Ph.D., LL.D., Boston, President 

HENRY EDMUND BOTHFELD, Sherborn, Treasurer 

JOHN WASHBURN BARTOL, A.B., M.D., Milton, Clerk 

JOSEPH BANGS WARNER, A.M., LL.B., Boston 

SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD, A.M., Cambridge 

HORATIO APPLETON LAMB, A.B., Milton 

GEORGE HENRY ELLIS, Newton 

MARION McGREGOR NOYES, A.M., Cambridge 

GUY LOWELL, A.B., S.B., Brookline 

ROBERT TREAT PAINE, 2d, A.B., Brookline 

MARY ELEANOR WILLIAMS, Brookline 

JAMES HARDY ROPES, D.D., Cambridge 

HENRY BUCKLAND SAWYER, Boston 

GEORGE HALL BURNETT, A.B., Southborough 

EDITH HATCH BROWN, S.B., Sharon 

CARL DREYFUS, A.B., Boston 

LOUIS KROH LIGGETT, Newton 

JOHN RUSSELL MACOMBER, A.M., Framingham 

MARJORIE ELMES DRAPER, S.B., Canton 

GUY WILBUR CURRIER, Boston 

GEORGE WADE MITTON, Brookline 

FRANCES BANKS SIMMONS, S.B., Cambridge 



GERTRUDE JANE BURNETT, S.B., Wellesley, Assistant Clerk 



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ADMINISTRATION 



The Council 

MISS SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD, Chairman 
Acting Dean, SARA H. STITES 



MRS. CHARLES G. AMES 
MRS. JOHN S. AMES 
MRS. GEORGE M. BAKER 
MRS. JOHN W.'BARTOL 
MRS. HENRY E. BOTHFELD 
MRS. JEFFREY R. BRACKETT 
MRS. ROLLIN H. BROWN 
MRS. JOHN T. BRYANT 
MRS. GEORGE H. BURNETT 
MRS. GEORGE D. BURRAGE 
MISS HESTER CUNNINGHAM 
MRS. HARVEY CUSHING 
MRS. STEPHEN B. DAVOL 
MISS ROSE L. DEXTER 
MRS. PAUL A. DRAPER 
MRS. CARL DREYFUS 
MRS. SYDNEY DREYFUS 
MRS. GEORGE H. ELLIS 
MISS DOROTHY FORBES 
MRS. BENJAMIN I. GILMAN 
MRS. EDWIN F. GREENE 
MRS. HENRY I. HARRIMAN 
MRS. JULIAN W. HELBURN 



MRS. AUGUSTUS HEMENWAY 
MRS. ROBERT HOMANS 
MRS. WILLIAM HOOPER 
MRS. IRA R. KENT 
MRS. HORATIO A. LAMB 
MRS. JAMES LAWRENCE 
MISS MADELEINE LAWRENCE 
MRS. HENRY LEFAVOUR 
MRS. LOUIS K. LIGGETT 
MISS FRANCES R. MORSE 
MISS GRACE NICHOLS 
MISS MARION McG. NOYES 
MRS. ROBERT T. PAINE, 2d 
MRS. GEORGE T. RICE 
MRS. JAMES H. ROPES 
MRS. HENRY B. SAWYER 
MRS. WILLIAM T. SEDGWICK 
MRS. ALBERT D. SIMMONS 
MRS. FREDERICK M. STONE 
MRS. JAMES J. STORROW 
MRS. EDWIN S. WEBSTER 
MRS. BARRETT WENDELL 
MISS MARY E. WILLIAMS 



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Officers of Administration 

HENRY LEFAVOUR, Ph.D., LL.D., President 

SARA HENRY STITES, Ph.D., Acting Dean 

DORA BLANCHE SHERBURNE, S.B., Secretary 

LYSSON GORDON, A.B., Bursar 

MARJORIE BURBANK, A.B., Recorder 

MARGARET MUNRO GRIMSHAW, A.B., S.B., Registrar 

GERTRUDE JANE BURNETT, A.B., Assistant to the President 

ALICE IVES GILMAN, S.B., Assistant to the Dean 

EMILY ALICE DAY, Cashier 

MARION TENNY CRAIG, S.B., Secretary to the Director of the School of Library 
Science 

MARGUERITE BLISS, S.B., Secretary to the Director of the School of Social Work 

MABEL SMITH STIMPSON, S.B., Secretary to the Director of the Prince School 
of Education for Stor Service 

RUTH ELLEN PARKER, S.B., Secretary to the Director of the School of House- 
hold Economics 

MABEL ELOISE SHIPP, S.B., Secretary to the Director of the School of Secre- 
tarial Studies 

KATHARINE SEWALL HARRIMAN, A.B., Secretary to the Director of the 
School of Public Health Nursing 

REBA MAY CLARK, SB., Assistant to the Secretary 

ESTHER ANNIE HAMLIN, Assistant to the Bursar 

VIOLA BEATRICE BAILEY, Assistant to the Bursar 

CORA PEARLE GRINNELL, S.B., Assistant to the Registrar 

GERTRUDE ALICE STEER, S.B., Assistant to the Registrar 

ELEANOR WADE BOWKER, S.B., Assistant to the Recorder 

MARION ELIZABETH KEATING, Office Secretary, Prince School of Education 
for Store Service 

JUNE RICHARDSON DONNELLY, S.B., B.L.S., Librarian 

ALICE LUCILE HOPKINS, A.B., S.B., Assistant Librarian 

BERTHA VINCENT HARTZELL, A.B., S.B., Librarian of the Social Service 
Library 

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ADMINISTRATION 



JENNIE CLIFTON FROST, A.B., S.B., Assistant in the Library 

AMY ESTHER SCHWAMB, A.B., S.B., Cataloguer 

DORIS SIMONDS FAIRBANKS, S.B., Assistant in the Social Service Library 

CLARA MINERVA ENOS, Director of the Dormitories 

ELIZABETH MAY GOODRICH, House Superintendent 

BERTHA LUCE PAYNE, Assistant Director of the Dormitories 

BEATRICE IRENE PRAY, Assistant House Superintendent 

MARTHA MILLIGAN CLARKE, Assistant to the Director of the Dormitories 

STELLA H. STOCKBARGER, Assistant to the Director of the Dormitories 

MILDRED BLACKWELL PRUITT, Assistant to the House Superintendent 

MARY SANFORD DITTMER 1 

CERES HEYWOOD BRADSH AW Matrons of College Houses 

[ in Brookline 

NELLIE MAUD HOYT ) 

HANS WALDO RABE, KB., Manager of the Simmons Cooperative Store 

RACHEL FARWELL, S.B., Business Manager of the Simmons College Review, and 
Secretary of the Service Bureau 

HELEN MEREDITH BRADSTREET, Assistant in the Simmons Cooperative 
Store 

MARGARET ALOUISE HART, Office Assistant 




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HENRY LEFAVOUR, President. A.B., 
Williams College, 1883; Ph.D., Wil- 
liams College, 1886; LL.D., Williams 
College, 1902; Tufts College, 1905; 
Additional course, University of Ber- 
lin. 

Formerly: Instructor in Williston Seminary; Professor 
and Dean, Williams College; President of Simmons Col- 
lege from 1902. 

Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Trustee, Williams College; 
Trustee, Boston State Hospital; Fellow, American Acad- 
emy of Arts and Sciences; Fellow, American Association 
for the Advancement of Science; Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts; American Economic Association; Ameri- 
can Sociological Association; American Political Science 
Association; New England Historic Genealogical Society; 
Chairman of Trustees, Women's Educational and Indus- 
trial Union; St. Botolph Club; Union Club; University 
Club of New York; Boston City Club. 

SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD, Dean Eme- 
erita. A.M., Tufts College. 

Formerly: Principal of Schools, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; 
Director of Training School for Teachers, Saratoga, N. Y., 
for seven years Supervisor of Primary Schools, Minneapo- 
lis, Minn.; for seven years Supervisor of Schools, Boston, 
Mass.; for five years member of the Massachusetts State 
Board of Education; Dean of Simmons College since its 
opening in 1902-1920. 

Publications: Waymarks for Teachers; Reading, How to 
Teach It; Stepping Stones to Literature Series (with C. D. 
Gilbert) ; The Mother Tongue, Lessons in Composition and 
Rhetoric (with George L. Kittredge and John H. Gardiner); 
With Pencil and Pen; See and Say Series. 

Societies: The Mayflower Club; Executive Committee, 
Women's City Club; Executive Committee of Women's 
Education Association; Member of Board of Trustees, 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union; American 
Home Economics Association; American Sociological 
Association. 

SARA HENRY STITES, Acting Dean. 
A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1899; A.M., 
1900; Ph.D., 1904; Student in Eco- 
nomics, Geography and Ethnography 
at the Sorbonne, and at the College de 
France, 1900-1901 ; University of Leip- 
zig, 1901-1902. 

Also: Professor of Economics. 



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FACULTY 



Technical Courses 




Household Economics 

ALICE FRANCES BLOOD, Professor 
of Dietetics and Director of the School of 
Household Economics. S.B., Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, 1903 
Ph.D., Yale University, 1910. 

Formerly: Private Assistant to Dr. S. P. Mulliken, 
1903-1904; Instructor in Simmons College, 1904-1908; 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry in Simmons College, 
1910-1914. 

Societies: Sigma Xi; Association of University Women; 
Association of the Women of the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology; American Home Economics Association; 
National Vocational Education Association; New England 
Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. 

Publications: Some Peculiarities of the Proteolytic Ac- 
tivity of the Pappain (with L. B. Mendel); The Erepsin of 
the Cabbage. 

ULA M. DOW, Associate Professor of Foods, in charge of the Division 
of Foods. B.S., Kansas State Agricultural College, 1905; M.S., 
Columbia University, .1913; Additional courses at the Framing- 
ham Normal School, 1905-1906. 

Formerly: Instructor at Kansas State Agricultural College, 1906-1914; Head of the Depart- 
ment of Domestic Science at Kansas State Agricultural College, 1914; Assistant Professor of Cook- 
ery 1915-1620. 

Societies: Phi Kappa Phi chapter in Kansas State Agricultural College; American Home 
Economics Association; New England Home Economics Association; National Educational 
Association; American Child Hygiene Association. 

ELLA JOSEPHINE SPOONER, Associate Professor of Clothing, in 
charge of the Division of Clothing. Graduate of Framingham 
Normal School; Harvard Summer School, 1898 and 1913-1914; 
Simmons College, 1905-1906; Columbia Summer School, 1909 
and 1911. 

Formerly: Instructor, Perkins Institute for the Blind; Private Teaching, Boston Trade 
School for Girls, Andover Guild Evening Classes; Andover Guild Summer School, 1908 and 1910. 

Societies: American Home Economics Association; New England Home Economics Associa- 
tion; National Vocational Education Association; Alumnae Council of Framingham Normal 
School. 



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ALICE NORTON DIKE, Assistant Professor of Foods. B.L., Smith 
College; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; School of 
Housekeeping. 

Formerly: Teacher, Robinson Seminary, Exeter, N. H.; Teacher, School of Housekeeping, 
Boston. 

Publications: Experiments and Recipes in Cookery I, Simmons College, 1912. 

ELIZABETH MAY GOODRICH, Assistant Professor of Institutional 
Management, in charge of the Division of Institutional Manage- 
ment. Superintendent of Dormitories. 

THERESA MATHILDA DAY, Instructor in Foods and Dietetics. 
S.B., Simmons College. 

Formerly: Assistant in Household Economics, Simmons College; Teacher of Cookery in 
Everett Public Schools; Instructor in Chemistry, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

BEATRICE IRENE PRAY., Special Instructor in Institutional 

Management. 

FLORENCE ROXANA FERGUSON, Instructor in Foods. A.B., 
University of Illinois, 1916. 

Formerly: Instructor at Greensboro College for Women, Greensboro, N. C, 1918-1921; 
Instructor in Annawan High School, Annanwan, 111., 1917-1918. 
Societies: American Home Economics Association. 

JOSEPHINE DELL LaFORGE, Instructor in Design. Graduate 
Western Normal College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1918; Gradu- 
ate New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, New York City, 
1921; Post Graduate Work, Summer 1921. 

Formerly: Art Instructor, Elizabeth Junior High School, Elizabeth, N. J. 

DR. ARTHUR BATES LYONS, Special Lecturer on Child Care. 
A.B., Amherst 1912; M.D., Harvard Medical, 1916. 

Formerly: House Officer Massachusetts General Hospital; Children's Medical and Medical 
July 1916-December 1917; IT. S. Army March 1918-March 1919; Assistant Resident Physician, 
Hospital Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, N. Y., March, 1919-June, 1920; Assistant in 
Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1920-21; '21-'22; Assistant in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical 
School, 1921-'22; Assistant Vis-Physician to Out-Patients, Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Publications: Author or joint author of several publications in Medical Journals. 

FLORENCE MARION ROSS, Special Instructor in Institutional 
Management and Assistant House Superintendent of The Simmons 
College Dormitories. S.B., Simmons College, 1916. 

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FACULTY 



EMILY UPTON BISSELL, Special Instructor in Clothing and Foods. 
B.S., Simmons College, 1922. 

Formerly: Instructor in Newton High School. 

S. AGNES DONHAM, Lecturer on Family Budgets. Boston Normal 
School of Cookery, 1894. Simmons College — One Year Study. 

Formerly: Teacher of Domestic Science in New Bedford, Mass.; Demonstrater; Teacher and 
Lecturer on Home Economics subjects in the Y. W. C. A. of New Haven; Charge of the house- 
keeping at the Vermont Sanitarium, Pittsford, Vermont; Social service at Hale House, Boston; 
Teacher of Home Economics and Parish Worker for the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Hing- 
ham; charge of Household Management Department at the Garland School of Home Making in 
Boston; Home Economics Lecturer and Associate Director of the Savings Division, First Federal 
Reserve District. 

Publications: Marketing and Housework Manual and Spending the Family Income, Magazine 
articles on Budget Making for the Home and pamphlet on same for the War Savings Division. 

CAROLINE H. WILSON, Instructor in Millinery and Clothing. 
B.S., Simmons College, 1919. 

Formerly: Teacher of Home Economics, Nasson Institute, Springvale, Maine, 1919-1921; 
Instructor in Clothing, State Normal School, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1921-1922. 
Societies: New England Home Economics Association. 



RUTH MacGREGORY, Assistant in Foods. 
lege, 1921. 



S.B., Simmons Col- 



ELEANOR SOPHIA DAVIS, Instructor in Clothing. A.B., Welles- 
ley College, 1916; B.S., Simmons College, 1918. 

Formerly: Teacher of Domestic Art, Gloucester High School, Gloucester, Mass. 
Societies: New England Home Economics Association, Worcester; Wellesley Club; Welles- 
ley College Alumnae Association. 



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Secretarial Studies 

EDWARD HENRY ELDRIDGE, Pro- 
fessor of Secretarial Studies and Director 
of the School of Secretarial Studies. 
A.M., Temple University, 1903; Ph.D., 
Temple University, 1907; Special work 
in Psychology at University of Chicago. 
University of Pennsylvania, Clark Uni- 
versity. Two years at Amherst Col- 
lege. 

Formerly: Stenographer in a business house; Secretary 
to President Conwell, Temple University; Professor of 
Psychology, Temple University; Director of School of 
Business Temple University. 

Shorthand Dictation Exercises, 1909; Expert Typewriting 
(co-author with Miss Rose L. Fritz, 1912; Business Speller, 1913; Essentials of Expert Typewriting 
(co-author with Miss Fritz and Miss Craig), 1919; New Shorthand Dictation Exercises (assisted by 
Robert M. Gay), 1922. 

Societies: Delta Upsilon; Vice-President Alumni Association of Temple University; Ex- 
President of the Eastern Commercial Teachers' Association; Chairman of the Committee of 
Standardization, National Shorthand Reporters' Association. 




Publications: Hypnotism, 1902; 



GERTRUDE WILLISTON CRAIG, As- 
sociate Professor of Secretarial Studies. 
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Formerly: Secretary, President National Biscuit Com- 
pany; Secretary, Advertising Manager Review of Reviews; 
Secretary, Commercial Department of the American Book 
Company. 

Societies: Eastern Commercial Teachers' Association, 
New England High School Commercial Teachers' Associa- 
tion; Co-author "Essentials of Expert Typewriting;" 
National Federation of Commercial Schools. 




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WALLACE MANAHAN TURNER, Associate Professor of Ac- 
countancy. A.B., Harvard University, 1891; A.M., Harvard 
University, 1896. 

Formerly: Teacher in Worcester High School, 1891-1896; Volkmann School, Boston, 1896- 
1909; English High, Providence, R. I., 1909-1918. 

CLARA FRANCES SYKES, Assistant Professor of Business Methods. 
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1905; B.S., Simmons, 1913. 

Formerly: Assistant Principal High School; Examination and Certification of Teachers, 
State Board of Education, Connecticut; Registrar, Rhode Island Normal School, Providence; 
Secretary, Home Economics Department, Cornell University; Assistant Professor, School of 
Business, University of Minnesota. 

Societies: Delta Delta Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Epsilon Pi. 

HELEN GOLLER ADAMS, Instructor in Secretarial Studies. A.B., 
Wellesley College; S.B., Simmons College. 

Formerly: Secretarial position in Philadelphia. 

JENNIE BLAKENEY WILKINSON, Instructor in Secretarial 
Studies. S.B., Simmons College, 1911. 

Societies: Simmons College Academy; New England High School Commercial Teachers' 
Association. 

FLORA McKENZIE JACOBS, Instructor in Secretarial Studies. 
S.B., Simmons College, 1911. 

Formerly: Private Secretary, 1911-1914. 

Publications: Graduate Editor, Simmons College Review. 

Societies: Simmons College Academy; New England Penmanship Association. 

HELEN CELIA HEATH, Instructor in Secretarial Studies. A.B., 
Vassar College, 1902; S.B., Simmons College, 1917. 

Formerly: Instructor in Mathematics, St. Mary's School, Concord, N. H. 
Society: Phi Beta Kappa. 

EULA GERTRUDE FERGUSON, Instructor in Secretarial Studies. 
A.B., Wellesley College, 1911; S.B., Simmons College, 191S. 

CARITA BERYL HUNTER, Instructor in Secretarial Studies. S.B . , 
Simmons College, 1919. 

Formerly: Instructor Secretarial Studies, Centenary Collegiate Institute, Hackettst own, New 
Jersey, 1919-1920. 

HELEN REBECCA OAKES, Instructor in Secretarial Studies. S.B,. 
Simmons College, 1920. 

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EDNA OTILLIA LUNDSTROM, Instructor in Secretarial Studies. 
Sargent School, 1913-1914; Graduate of State Normal School at 
Worcester, Mass., 1917; S.B., Simmons College, 1921. 

Formerly: Teacher in public schools, Rockville, Conn., 1917-191S. 
Teacher in Hackensack High School, Hackensack, N. J., 1921-1922. 

ETHEL MAY NICHOLS, Instructor in Secretarial Studies. Grad- 
uate Gorham Normal School; Cutter's School of Shorthand and 
Typewriting. 

Formerly: Five years in Bangor, Maine, High School; Two years at dishing Academy; Two 
years in Wood Business School, New York City. 

FREDERICK GEORGE NICHOLS, Lecturer in Commercial Law. 
Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, N. Y. ; Rochester Business 
Institute, Teacher-training Department, Rochester, N. Y. ; 
Special Law Courses, University of Michigan. 

Formerly: Head Commecial Department, Montpelier Seminary, Montpelier, Vt., 1899-1902; 
Principal Commercial Department, The Martin School, Pittsburg, Pa., 1902-1903; Head Com- 
mercial Department, High School, Schenectady, N. Y., 1903-1905; Director Commercial Educa- 
tion, Rochester, N. Y., 1905-1910 and 1912-1918; Director Commercial Education, New York 
State Educational Department, Albany, N. Y., 1910-1912; Chief Commercial Education Service, 
Federal Board for Vocational Education, Washington, D. C, 1918-1921; Director Commercial 
Education, State Department of Public Instruction, Harrisburg, Pa., 1921-1922; At present As- 
sociate Professor of Education Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. 

Publications: Elementary Bookkeeping Exercises for Class Drill; Co-author: Brief Course in 
Commercial Law; Principles of Bookkeeping and Firm Accounts; First Lessons in Business; Editor 
Commercial Department, National Vocational Education Magazine. 

Societies: National Commercial Teachers' Federation; Eastern Commercial Teachers' As- 
sociation (President 1921); National Society for Vocational Education (Vice-president for Com- 
mercial Education 1920-1922); National Education Association. 

MARTHA LOUISE DEWEY, Assistant in Secretarial Studies. 
S.B., Simmons College, 1922. 

VIOLA GRACE ENGLER, Assistant in Secretarial Studies. S.B., 
Simmons College, 1922. 



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Library Science 

JUNE RICHARDSON DONNELLY, 

Professor of Library Science, and Di- 
rector of the School of Library Science. 
S.B., University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
1895; B.L.S., New York State Library 
School, 1907. 

Formerly: Cataloguer and Reference Assistant, Cin- 
cinnati Public Library; Instructor in Library Science, 
Simmons College; Director of the Drexel Institute Library 
School, and Librarian of the Drexel Institute; Teacher of 
Library Economy, Washington Irving High School, New 
York City. 

Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; University of Cincinnati 
Alumni Association; American Library Association; 
Massachusetts Library Club; Association of American Li- 
brary Schools; New York State Library School Association; 
Member of American Library Association Council; Wo- 
men's City Club, Boston; College Club, Boston; American 
Association of University Women. 




HARRIET EMMA HOWE, Assistant Professor of Library Science. 
B.L.S., University of Illinois, 1902. 

Formerly: Member of LTniversity of Illinois Library Staff, 1902-1904; Instructor, University 
of Illinois Library School, 1904-1906; Director, University of Washington Summer Library School 
1905 and 1906; Head Cataloguer and Instructor in Summer Library School, University of Iowa, 
1906-1910; Head Cataloguer, Minneapolis Public Library, 1910-1913; Director, University of 
Iowa Summer Library School 1914-1915 and 1917; Assistant Professor of Library Science, Western 
Reserve LTniversity, 1913-1917; Instructor in Cataloguing, Columbia University, July-August, 
1920; Departmental Representative, Library Economy Courses, Columbia LTniversity, July- 
August, 1921 and 1922. 

Societies: American Library Association; Massachusetts Library Club; University of Illinois 
Library School Association; College Club, Cleveland; President, Boston Special Libraries Associa- 
tion; Special Libraries Association; American Association of University Women; Women's City 
Club, Boston. 

ALICE LUCILE HOPKINS, Assistant Professor of Library Science, 
and Assistant Librarian. A.B., Smith College; S.B., Simmons 
College. 

Formerly: Assistant Librarian, Radcliffe College Library; Assistant Librarian, Smith College 
Library. 

Societies: American Library Association; Massachusetts Library Club; College Club, 
Boston. 



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FLORENCE TOLMAN BLUNT, Assistant Professor of Library 
Science. A.B., Mount Holyoke College, 1896; B.L.S., New York 
State Library School, 1903. 

Formerly: Reference Librarian and Classifier, Haverhill Public Library, 1903-1915; Instruc- 
tor in Simmons College Summer School, 1910-1915. 

Societies: Sigma Theta Chi; American Library Association; Massachusetts Library Club; 
Boston Special Libraries Association; Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association; College Club, Boston. 

MARGARET WITHINGTON, Instructor in Library Science. S.B., 
Simmons College. 

Formerly: Assistant Librarian, Social Service Library, Boston. 

Societies: Secretary Special Libraries Association of Boston; American Library Association; 
Farmington Society; Mayflower Club; Junior League; Alumnae Association of Simmons College; 
Society of Mayflower Descendants. 




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cademic bourses 



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Department of English 

ROBERT MALCOLM GAY, Professor 
of English and Dean of the Graduate 
Division. A.B. Polytechnic Institute 
of Brooklyn. 1900. A.M., Columbia, 
University, 1901; Litt.D., Dickinson 
College, 1912. 

Formerly: 1901-1909, various positions in seeondarj' 
schools; 1909-1918, Goucher College, Baltimore; 1911- 
1918, Extension Lecturer Johns Hopkins University; 1912- 
1916, Johns Hopkins Summer School; 1920-1921, Boston 
University Summer Session; 1921-1922, Extension Lec- 
turer, Courses for Teachers, Boston University. 

Societies: Association of English Teachers of New 
England; English Teachers' Lunch Club of Boston. 

Publications: Contributor to various magazines and re- 
views; and to Atlantic Classics, 2d series, etc.; Writing 
Through Reading. 




MYRA COFFIN HOLBROOK, Assistant Professor of English. 
A.B., Vassar College; A.M., Wesleyan University. 

Formerly: Instructor in English, Virginia College, Roanoke, Va.; Wesleyan Academy, Wil- 
braham, Mass. 

CHARLOTTE FARRINGTON BABCOCK, Assistant Professor of 
English. A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Radcliffe College. 

Formerly: Teacher at Miss Carroll's School, Boston; Teacher at Misses Smith's School, 
Cambridge; Private Tutoring; Assistant in English at Simmons College, 1911-1912. 

Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Radcliffe Alumnae Association; Radcliffe Club of Boston; 
Modern Language Association. 

CLINTON HENRY COLLESTER, Instructor in English and Assist- 
ant Professor of Public Speaking. A.B., Amherst College, 1902; 
A.M., Harvard College, 1904. 

Formerly: Instructor in English, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sunday Docent, 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Societies: New England Oral English Conference; Appalachian Mountain Club; Boston 
City Club; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Beta Kappa; President of the New England Public Speaking and 
Oral English Conference, 1922-1923; Administration Editor of the Simmons College Review. 

Publications: Notes on the New England Short "0"; Narcissus Plays Distinguished in Modern 
Language Notes. 

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IDA ALICE SLEEPER, Assistant Professor of English. A.M., Rad- 
cliffe College, 1904. 

BARBARA MURRAY HOWE, Instructor in English. Graduate of 
Oxford University, England; A.M., Radcliffe College, 1919. 

Formerly: Instructor at Wheaton College, 1914-1915; Eastern Illinois State Normal School, 
1915-1916. 

JANE GAY DODGE, Instructor in English, A.B., Radcliffe Col- 
lege, 1904; A.M., University of California, 1914. 

Formerly: Instructor in English, Mills College, 1909-1913; Vassar College, 1914-1919; 
University of California Summer Session, 1917. 
Society: Phi Beta Kappa. 

A. LOUISE CROCKETT, Instructor in English. A.B., Radcliffe 
College, 1904; A.M., Radcliffe College, 1911. 

MIRIAM ALICE FRANC, Instructor in English. A.B., Goucher 
College, 1915; A.M., University of Pennsylvania, 1916; Ph.D., 
University of Pennsylvania, 1918. 

Formerly: Instructor in English, Alfred University Summer School, 1916-1917; Instructor in 
English, University of Illinois, 1918-lf 20. 
Publications: Ibsen in England. 

JANE LOUISE MESICK, Instructor in English. A.B., Mount 
Holyoke College, 1909; A.M., Columbia University, 1913; 
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1921. 

Formerly: Head of Department of English Glendale College, Glendale, Ohio; Instructor in 
English, Wells College. 

Society: Modern Language Association. 

Publications: The English Traveller in America, 1785-1835. 

A. B. de MILLE, Instructor in English. King's College; A.M., 
Harvard University, 1904. 

Formerly: Instructor in English, King's College, Nova Scotia; Head of History Department, 
Belmont School, Belmont, California; Head of English Department, Milton Academy, Milton, 
Massachusetts, 1921. 

Societies: Secretary of New England Association of Teachers of English; Reader in English, 
College Entrance Board, New York. 

Publications: English Literature in the Nineteenth Century; Representative American Poems; 
Editions of Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, A Tale of Two Cities, The Clouster 
and the Hearth, Tom Brown's Schooldays, Evangeline, The Sketch Book. 

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Department of Modern Lanugage 




(Romance Languages and German) 

REGINALD RUSDEN GOODELL, 

Professor- Romance Languages and 
Chairman of the Department of Modern 
Languages. A. B., A.M., Bowdoin Col- 
lege. Additional Courses: John Hop- 
kins University, The Sorbonne, L'Al- 
liance Francaise. 

Formerly: Instructor, Bowdoin College; Instructor, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Publications: Editor of L' Infant Espion and Other 
Stories. 

Societies: Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Kappa Phi; 
Modern Language Association; Salon Francais de Boston; 
Engineers' Club; Club Espagnol. 

IMNS WOLDO RABE, Assistant Professor in German. A.B., c.l., 
Harvard University; Graduate work at Harvard, 1911, 1913- 
1916. 

Formerly: Instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1907-1908. ' 
Societies: Modern Language Association; Sprachverein, Harvard Club. 




EVA LOUISE MARGUERITE MOTTET, (Brevet Superieur), 
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages. A.M., Radcliffe 
College; College of Montbeliard, France. 

Formerly: Instructor, Wellesley College. 

MARION EDNA BOWLER, Assistant Professor of Romance Lan- 
guages. A.B., University of Idaho, 1909; A.M., Radcliffe Col- 
lege, 1912; University of Paris; Guilde International; Univer- 
sity of Grenoble, France. 

Formerly: Instructor in French, Simmons College, 1905-190S; Head French Teacher, Kent 
Place, Summit, N. J., 1910-1911; Instructor in French, Wellesley College, 1911-1912. 

Publications: Articles in The Nation — The Position of Romain Rolland; In Defence of Ro- 
main Rolland; Stories by Contemporary French Novelists. 

Societies: Modern Language Association of America; Gamma Phi Beta; American Women's 
Overseas League; Radcliffe Club. 



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RUTH LANSING, Assistant Professor in Romance Languages. 
A.B., 1908; A.M., 1909; Ph.D., 1914, Radcliffe College; Addi- 
tional courses, Curso Central, Madrid. 

Formerly: Assistant Professor, Wells College; Smith College; Linguist in War Office. 
Publications: Articles in Poet-Lore; Publications of Modern Language Association. 
Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Modern Humanities Research Association. 

GRETCHEN TODD STARK, Special Instructor in Romance 
Languages. A.B., Smith, 1913. 1913-1915, Madrid, Spain, 
Junta para ampliacion de estudios (certificado) ; 1915-1916, 
Fellow in Romance Languages, Bryn Mawr; 1919-1921, Student 
for Ph.D., Columbia University. 

Formerly: Instructor in Spanish, Smith College, 1916-1919; Instructor, Columbia University. 

Department of Fine Arts 

BLANCHE LEONARD MORSE, Lecturer on the Appreciation of Art. 
A.B., Smith College, 1922. Interior Decorator. 

Formerly: Assistant at the A. M. Sacker School of Design. 

ELEANOR MANNING, Instructor in Architecture. S.B., Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. Architect in firm of Lois L. 
Howe and Manning. 




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Department of History 

HARRY MAXWELL VARRELL, Pro- 
fessor of History. A.B., Bowdoin Col- 
lege, 1897; A.M., 1900; A.M., Har- 
vard University, 1909; Ph.D., 1912. 

Formerly: Instructor in University of New Mexico, 
1897-1898; Instructor in University of Colorado, 1899- 
1901; Brooklyn Latin School, 1901-1902; Pueblo High 
School, 1904-1908; Austin Teaching Fellow, Harvard 
University, 1909-1912. 

Societies: Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; 
American Historical Association; New England History 
Teachers' Association. 




NORMAN MacDONALD, Instructor in History. B.A., Queen's 
University, Canada, 1913; A.M., Cornell University, 1913-1915. 

Formerly: Assistant in European History, Cornell University, 1913-1915; President White 
Travelling Fellow, Cornell University, 1915; Lecturer in History, University of Manitoba, Canada, 
1915-1923; Osias Goodwin Fellow, Harvard University, 1920-1921. 

Societies: St. Andrew's Society, Canada; Boston Canadian Club; American Historical 
Association; Harvard Club of Boston; Appalachean Club. 

GEORGE NYE STEIGER, Instructor in History. A.B., Occidental 
College, California, 1906; A.M., Harvard University, 1914. 

Formerly: Professor of History and Government, St. John's University, Shanghai, China, 
1906-1919; Assistant in History, Radcliffe College, 1S2C-1921; Harvard University, 1919-1920- 
Society: Harvard Liberal Club. 

JACOB CONRAD MEYER, Instructor in History. A.B., Goshen 
College, 1916; A.M., Indiana State University, 1917; A.M., 
Harvard University, 1918. 

Formerly: Principal Pittman, Ohio, High School, 1909-1914; Head of Department of History, 
Goshen College, 1919-1921; Scholar Assistant, University of Chicago, Summers 1920, 1921; 
Austin Scholar Harvard University, 1921-1922; State Fellow, Indiana State University, 1916-1917. 

Society: Phi Beta Kappa. 



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Department of Sociology 

EVA WHITING WHITE, Acting Direc- 
tor of School of Social Work. 

Formerly: Assistant Secretary Associated Charities, 
Salem, Massachusetts, 1908-09; Head Worker of Eliza- 
beth Peabody House, 1909-23; Massachusetts Board of 
Education, in charge of work for women and girls in the 
Vocational Department, 1910-23; Assistant at Simmons 
College School of Social Work, 1912-1915; Director of the 
Extended Use of the Public Schools, City of Boston, 1914- 
1918; Survey Staff of General Education Board, 1914-15; 
Lecturer at Bryn Mawr College, 1917-22. 

Societies: National Conference of Social Work, Massa- 
chusetts Conference of Social Work, Playground Associa- 
tion of America, Cosmopolitan Club of New York. 

JEFFREY R. BRACKETT, Professor of Social Economy, Emeritus. 

PRESIDENT LEFAVOUR, Instructor in Sociology. 

LUCILE EAVES, Associate Professor of Economic Research. A.B., 
Stanford University, 1894; Graduate Student and Lecturer in 
Extension Department, Chicago University, 1898-1899; Flood 
Fellow in Economics, 1907-1908; M.S., University of California, 
1909; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1910. 

Formerly: Head of History Department, San Diego High School, San Diego, California, 
1894-1898; Instructor in History, Stanford University, 1899-1931; Head Worker San Francisco 
Settlement Association, 1901-1905; Director of Industrial Bureau, San Francisco Relief, 1906- 
1907; Member of the Summer Session Faculty and Lecturer in Economics at the University of 
California; Associate Professor of Practical Sociology, University of Nebraska. 

Societies: American Sociological Society; American Association for Labor Legislation; Phi 
Beta Kappa; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Royal Economic Society; Amer- 
ican Association of University Professors. 

Publications : A History of California Labor Legislation ; Labor Organization in Great Britain 
and the United Stales; Food of Working Women in Boston; Training for Store Service; Old Age 
Support for Women Teachers; Gainful Employment of Handicapped Women. 

MARY PHELPS WHEELER, Special Instructor in Social Economy. 

Formerly: District Secretary Charity Organization Society, and in charge of a Training Dis- 
trict for Field Work for Students of New York School of Social Work, New York City; Executive 
Secretary Home Service Department, American Red Cross, New Haven, Conn.; Chief Medical 
Social Service of American Red Cross, in U. S. P. H. S. Hospital No. 41, New Haven, Conn.; 
Private Tutor; General Secretary Y. W. C. A. 

Societies: American Sociological Society; National Conference of Social Work. 

Publications: Papers in "The Annals" and in "The Family." 

WILDA CLAIRE STRONG PECK, Special Instructor in Sociology. 



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IDA MAUD CANNON, Special Instructor in Sociology. Graduate 
Training School for Nurses, City and Country Hospital, St. Paul, 
1898. Graduate Boston School for Social Workers, 1907. 

Societies: Ex-President of American Association of Hospital and Social Workers; Ex-Chief 
of Service Bureau in Hospital Social Work; American Hospital Association. 

Publications: Social Work in Hospitals, published by Russell Sage Foundation. 

KATHERINE DAVIS HARDWICK, Special Instructor in Social 
Economy. A.B., Boston University, 1907; Director Field Ser- 
vice, American Red Cross, New England Division. 

Formerly: Boston Associated Charities. 

Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of Social Workers. 

BERNICE MAY CANNON, S.B., A.M., Special Instructor in Social 
Economy. 

ABRAHAM MYERSON, Special Instructor in Social Economy. 
M.D., Tufts Medical School. 

Formerly: Instructor in Neuropathology at St. Louis University, at Harvard Medical School, 
and at Tufts Medical School; Neurologist at Boston City Hospital, Psychopathic Hospital, and 
Beth Israel Hospital. 

HERBERT COLLINS PARSONS, Special Instructor in Social 
Economy. Boston University Law School. 

Formerly: Member of Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1896-1S98; Member of 
Massachusetts Senate, 1899; Member State Commission on Probation, and Trustee of the Wren- 
tham State School. 

Societies: National Conference of Social Work; Massachusetts Conference of Social Work; 
Massachusetts Society for Mental Hygiene; National Society for Mental Hygiene. 

MABEL ROGERS WILSON, Special Instructor in Social Economy. 
A.B., Radcliffe. 

Formerly: Director of Social Service in Children's Hospital; Field Supervisor for American 
Red Cross; Boston Dispensary; Boston City Hospital; Psychopathic Hospital. 

Department of Psychology 

HARRISON LEROY HARLEY, Assistant Professor of Psychology. 
B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1911; Ph.D., Harvard Uni- 
versity 

Formerly: Instructor in Psychology, Pennsylvania State College, 1914-1915; Instructor, 
University of Pennsylvania, 1912-1913; State Psychologist, Division of Criminology, Department 
of Public Welfare, State of Illinois, 1915-1921. 

Societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science; Institute for Criminal Lan- 
and Criminology. 

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Department of Biology and Public Health 

CURTIS MORRISON HILLIARD, As- 
sociate Professor of Biology and Public 
Health. A.B., Dartmouth College, 
1909; additional courses at Institute of 
Technology, 1909-1910. 

Formerly: Instructor, College of the City of New York, 
1911-1912; Assistant Professor of Biology, Purdue Univer- 
sity, 1912-1914. 

Societies: Gamma Alpha; Sigma Xi; American Public 
Health Association; American Bacteriologists; American 
Association for the Advancement of Science; Massachu- 
setts Board of Health Association; Fellow in the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science; Boston Bac- 
teriological Society; Executive Committee and Director, 
Boston Chapter American Red Cross. 

EDITH ARTHUR BECKLER, Assistant Professor of Public Health. 
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Formerly: Bacteriologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

HOWARD E. HAMLIN, Assistant Professor of Physiology. S.B., 
Ohio Wesleyan, 1913; A.M., Harvard, 1915. 

Formerly: Instructor in Physiology, Simmons, 1915-1917; Assistant Professor of Biology, 
Middlebury College, 1917-1918; Acting Head of Department 1920-1921; Assistant Professor of 
Physiology, Sargent School of Physical Education; Instructor in Physiology, Harvard Summer 
School. 

Societies: American Association for Advancement of Science; National Geographical Society; 
American Social Hygiene Association; New England Botanical Club. 

CAROLINE MAUDE HOLT, Assistant Professor of Biology. A.B., 
Wellesley College ; Graduate Work at Harvard ; A.M., Columbia 
University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 

Formerly: Instructor in Biology, Wellesley College. 

Publications: Journal of Comparative Neurology; Journal of Morphology. 
Societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Association of 
Anatomists. 

EVANGELINE W. YOUNG, M.D., Special Lecturer in Social Hy- 
giene. Tufts Medical College, 1906. 

Formerly: Director State Wassermann Laboratory. Director Laboratories; Boston Dis- 
pensary. 

Societies: American Medical Association; American Chemical Society. 
Publications: Several articles on Wassermann reaction. 



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MARY MARGARET MARVIN, Instructor in Biology and Nursing. 
R.N., School for Nurses, University of Minnesota, 1912; B.S., 
Columbia University and Diploma in Teaching, Teachers' Col- 
lege, 1919. 

Formerly: Assistant Instructor, Vassal' Training Camp, 1918; Instructor, Lakeside Hospital 
Training School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1919-1921. 

LOIS WILBUR, Assistant in Biology. A.B., Brown University, 
1921. 

Formerly: Bacteriologist, Rhode Island Hospital Laboratory. 

CATHERINE JONES, Special Instructor in Biology and Nursing. 
A.B., Mount Holyoke, 1918; Harvard Technology School of 
Public Health, 1919-1920. 

DOROTHY M. HUTCHINSON, Instructor in Biology. B.S., Mid- 
dlebury College, 1919; M.A., Radcliffe College, 1921. 

Formerly: Assistant Instructor in Biology, University of Maine, 1923; Instructor in Botany, 
Wheaton College, 1922. 

WILLIAM AUGUSTUS HINTON, Biology and Public Health. 
B.S., Harvard, 1905; M.D., Harvard, 1912. 




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Department of Chemistry 

KENNETH LAMARTINE MARK, 

Professor of Chemistry and Director of 
the School of General Science. A.B., 
Harvard, 1898; A.M., Harvard, 1900; 
Ph.D., Harvard, 1903. 

Formerly: Assistant in Chemistry, Harvard University; 
Instructor in Chemistry, Simmons College, 1904-1906; 
Assistant Professor, Simmons College, 1906-1914; Asso- 
ciate Professor, Simmons College, 1914-1916. 

Publications: Thermal Expansion of Gases; Salinity of 
Sea Water; Laboratory Exercises in Inorganic Chemistry. 

Societies: Delta Upsilon; American Chemical Society. 



GORHAM WALLER HARRIS, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 
A.B., Harvard, 1907; A.M., Harvard, 1909; Ph.D., Harvard, 
1915. 

Formerly: Teacher of Latin, Greek and Geometry, Medford High School, Medford, Mass., 
1907-1908; Assistant and Teaching Fellow in Chemistry at Harvard University, 1908-1910; 
Instructor in Chemistry at Simmons College, 1910-1913; Assistant Professor from 1914. 

Publication: Floating Equilibrium. 

Societies: Phi Beta Kappa (Harvard); American Chemical Society; American Association 
for the Advancement of Science; Association of Harvard Chemists; Intercollegiate Socialist So- 
ciety; Headquarters Committee, Mass. Ante-Saloon League; People's Council of America; 
American Association of University Professors; Harvard Liberal Club; N. E. Association of Chem- 
istry Teachers; Member of Industrial Committee; Executive Committee of North-Eastern Sec- 
tion American Chemical Society. 

FLORENCE CELIA SARGENT, Instructor in Chemistry. S.B., 
Simmons College, 1911. Additional course at Harvard Medical 
School. 



Formerly: Research Assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 
Analystic Division of Food and Drugs, Massachusetts State Department of Health. 
Societ}': American Chemical Society, Boston Simmons Club. 



Assistant 




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LOUISE AGATHA GIBLIN, Instructor in Chemistry. 8.B., Sim- 
mons College. 

Formerly: Assistant Chemist Boston Floating Hospital. 

RAYMOND ELWOOD XEAL, Instructor in Chemistry. B.S., Har- 
vard University, 1919. 

Formerly: Private Tutor; Instructor, Lynn Evening High School. 

MARION FRANCES McCANN, Instructor in Chemistry. S.B., 
Simmons, 1919. 

Formerly: Assistant Chemist, Boston Floating Hospital; Medical Chemist, New England 
Deaconess Hospital. 

Society: Simmons College Academy. 

JOSEPH W. MacNAUGHER, Instructor in Organic Chemistry. 
A.B., Harvard College, 1915; A.M., Harvard College, 1917. 

Formerly: Assistant Instructor of Chemistry, Harvard College, 1914-1916; Second Lieu- 
tenant, Chemical Warfare Service, U. S. A., A. E. F. 

WILMA MUNT, Instructor in Chemistry. B.S., Simmons, 1921. 

Formerly: Instructor of Chemistry and Mathematics, Maryland College for Women. 



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Department of Physics 

LESLIE LYLE CAMPBELL, Professor 
of Physics. A.M., Ph.D., Washington 
and Lee University; A.M., Harvard 
University. 

Formerly: Assistant in Mathematics, Washington and 
Lee University; Assistant in Physics, Harvard University; 
Professor of Physics, Westminster. 

Publications: Thompson Effect, Hail Effect, Nernst 
Effect, Leduc Effect, Ettingshaussen Effect in Soft Iron, 
Thermo-Electric Heterogeneity in Alloys, etc., Disintegration 
of the Aluminium Cathode. 

Societies: Fellow, American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences; American Association for Advancement of 
Science; American Physical Society; Eastern Association 
of Physics Teachers; Phi Beta Kappa; Societe Francaise 
de Physique; National Research Council Committee. 



LELAND DAVID HEMENWAY, Instructor in Physics. 
Colby. Graduate work at Harvard University. 

Formerly: Principal, Harrington High School, Maine. 
Society: Lambda Chi Alpha. 



A.B. 



KENNETH CLARK BALLARD, Instructor in Physics. A.B., 
Clark College, 1920; Assistant in Clark College Laboratories, 
1920. 



HAROLD BARTON WHITING, Instructor in Physics. S.B., 
Bates, 1922. 

Formerly: Assistant in Department of Chemistry at Bates, 1920-1922. 

LEWIS S. COMBES, Instructor in Physics. B.S., Wesleyan, 1921. 

Formerly: Instructor, Pittsfield High School, 1921-1922. 
Society: Alpha Chi Rho. 



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Department of Education 

ANTOINETTE ROOF, Assistant Pro- 
fessor in Education, and Supervisor of 
Practice. Courses at Teachers' Col- 
lege, 1914-1915. 

Formerly: Principal Royal Normal College for the 
Blind, London, 1894-1897; Principal School of Practice, 
Framingham State Normal School, 1906-1912; Instructor 
Simmons College, 1912-1917; State Leader Urban Exten- 
sion Work, U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1917-1919. 

Societies: National Society of Industrial Education; 
American Economics Association; President New England 
Home Economics Association; Boston Framingham Club; 
Boston Women's City Club; Women's Educational and 
Industrial Union. 




AMY MARGARET FACET, Instructor in Education, Director of the 
School of Industrial Teaching, Director of Practice, Women's Ed- 
ucational and Industrial Union. Illinois Women's College, 1903; 
S.B., Simmons, 1912. 

Formerly: Assistant in Household Economics, Simmons College, 1912; Instructor, 1913-1918. 

Societies: American Home Economics Association; New England Home Economics Associa- 
tion; Simmons Club of Boston; Women's Educational and Industrial Union; American Red 
Cross Society. 

MARY CLARA FULTON, Assistant in Education. S.B., Simmons 
College, 1920. 




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Department of Economics 

SARA HENRY STITES, Acting Dean, 
and Professor of Economics. A.B., Bryn 
Mawr College, 1899; A.M., 1900; 
Ph.D., 1904; Student in Economics, 
Geography, and Ethnography at the 
Sorbonne and at the College de France, 
1900-1901; University of Leipzig, 1901- 
1902. 

Formerly: Co-principal of the Wilkes-Barre Institute, 
1901-1912; Associate Professor of Economics at Simmons 
College, 1921. 

Societies: American Economic Association; Bryn Mawr 
Alumnae Association; Association of University Women; 
Workingmen's Educational Bureau; Boston Trade Union 
College; and various social welfare organizations. 

Publications: Economics of the Iroquois, 1904; One of 
the authors of Five Hundred Practical Questions in Eco- 
nomics, 1916. 



HELEN FISHER HOHMAN, Instructor in Economics. A.B., Uni- 
versity of Illinois, 1916; A.M., Columbia University, 1919; 
Graduate of New York School of Social Work, 1919. 

Society: Phi Beta Kappa. 

WILLIAM GEORGE SUTCLIFFE, Instructor in Economics. A.B., 
University of British Columbia. 

Formerly: Assistant in History in University of British Columbia. 
Society: American Economics Society. 

WILFRED HARRIS CROOK, Instructor in Economics. A.B., 
A.M., Oxford, England. 

ALBERT OTTO GREEF, Instructor in Economics. A.B., Univer- 
sity of Kansas, 1921; M.A., Harvard University, 1922. 



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Department of Physical Training 

FLORENCE S. DIALL, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Physical Training. Graduate 
of Sargent Normal School of Physical 
Education; Woods Hole Marine Biolog- 
ical Laboratory; De Pauw University. 

Formerly: Physical Director, Y. W. C. A., Terre Haute, 
Ind.; Instructor Vassar College. 

Societies: American Physical Education Association; 
Kappa Alpha Theta. 




LAURA D. TODD, Assistant in Physical Training. Graduate of 
Sargent School of Physical Education. 

Society: American Physical Education Association. 




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Executive Board of the Alumnae Association 



President 
Vice-President 
Honorary Vice-President 
Correspon din g-Secretary 
Recording Secretary 
Treasurer 

Directors 



Emily E. Woodward 

Winona Hyland (Mrs. W. H.) Chambers 

Elizabeth E. Keyes 

Dora B. Sherburne 

Florence M. Ross 

Rachel Farwell 

Anne Upham (Mrs. E. N.) Whitcomb 

Jessie Chase (Mrs. M.) Eastham 

Catherine Tyler (Mrs. S. F.) Johnson 



Presidents of Simmons College Clubs 



California .... 
Connecticut 

Fairfield County 

Hartford .... 

New Haven 
District of Columbia 

Washington (including Chevy 
Illinois 

Chicago .... 
Maine 

Portland . 

Augusta . 
Massachusetts 

Boston 

Connecticut Valley 

Fitchburg 

New Bedford 

Worcester County 
Nebraska 
New Hampshire 

Southern N. H. (Rochester) 
New fersey 
New York 

New York City 

Eastern N. Y. (Albany) 

Western New York 

Rochester Branch 
Ohio 
Pennsylvania 

Centre County . 

Philadelphia 

Pittsburgh 
Rhode Island . 



Mary Randall (Mrs. S. E.) Sheffner 

Katharine Fall 
Marianna Lawrence (Mrs. E. M.) Baldwin 

Lillian Nisbet 

Chase and Forest Glen, Md.) Gertrude Hussey 

Ruth Guilder 

Helen Pierce 
Adeline B. Johnson 

Jessie Moore 

Eugenia Wilson 

Alice Sheehan 

Winnifred Ashley (Mrs. E. J.) Hiscox 

Marion E. Robertson 

Marguerite Hawley (Mrs. O. M.) Meyer 



Annie E. Studley 
Marian Bathgate 

Belle Schonfeld (Mrs. J. M.) Ziegler 

Helen Decelle (Mrs. H. S.) Turner 

Rhea Gillespie 

. Isabel A. Schmitt 

Elizabeth Williams 

Alice Philbrick 

Gertrude Barish 

Alice H. Haley 

Ruth Cummings 



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SENIORS 




Class of 192 3 

Officers 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Household Economics 
Secretarial 
Library . 
Social Work 
Science . 
Cheer Leader 



Executive Board 



Class Colors 

Green and White 




Eleanor Cassidy 
Marion Walker 
Helen Goodell 
Clarissa Hulse 



Josephine Congdon 

Marion Carter 

Dorothy Staples 

Josephine Delehanty 

Marjorie Eastman 

Katrina Bittixger 



Class Mascot 
Parrot 



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Honorary Members 



MISS PARK 
"Such a one do we remember, whom to look at was to love." 



MISS DIALL 
"She and comparisons are odious." 



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1923 



SENIORS 



Barbara Abbot 

Evident.lv the secretarial school lacks charm for Barbara. Anyhow, she deserted 
it Junior vear, for the card-eatalogue-course. She has not disclosed any reason for 
this course' of action, but we surmise that anyone who can get her own themes done 
lone before the required date would find enjoyment in the pages of those of others 
\nd besides, had she argued with one of the ever-present employers found for secretarial 
students as she does with Ellacoya. her job would have been daily endangered. 

30 Carver Road, Newton Highlands. 

Library. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Edith Hale Abbott 

With that complexion (guaranteed by Dame Nature not to come out in the wash 
and tho=e black eves, is it any wonder people have asked if Edith were French, or 
Scotch' or can vou wonder at her numerous telephone calls? 1 ou cannot, and still 
hold vour place as an honest human being. Besides answering the telephone Edith s 
favorite pastime is taking shorthand notes. Imagine that, oh secretarial Classmates, 
if vou can — we cannot! And yet 'tis true. No occasion (from Mic bhow to such 
august assemblies as Convocation and Baccalaureate l is too frivolous or too solemn ior 
Edith's snappy notebook and nimble pencil. We fear she spends many a midnight 
hour deciphering hieroglyphics. 

Wilton, New Hampshire- 
Wilton High School. 

House Chairman (3). Dormitory Council (3). Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Anna Cate Adams 



"Anne" 



I rap on the door of 30< South. 

I hear a loud bark. . . 

" Xlataw Tamshabulac Wilder, where's your mistress.' I inquire. 
"You'll find her on the golf links, or over picking mushrooms: and she won t be 
home for dinner, anyway, for she's on a diet!" ...... , 

Just then I hear a pounding up the stair, a clatter down the corridor, a roar of con- 
tagious merriment, and I turn to see a rapidly vanishing nose and feel a slap on the back 
as Anne yells "S'mee!" 

3904 East Lee Street. Seattle, Washington. 

Broadway High School; University of Washington. 

Secretarial. 

Chairman Track Day Costume Committee (3). Tennis (3). 




Rachel Adams 



"Rae' 



R eliable as they make "em, 
A mbitious as they come, 

E nergetic. sympathetic, 

A lways going some. 
D utiful to doctors. 
A dmired by them, too — 
M ighty clever nurse, and ever 
S teals your heart from you. 

Stockbridge. Mass. 
Stockbridge High School. 

Public Health. ., n _ . 

Class Vice-President (1), Student Government Council (1). House Chairman 
(1), Dormitory Council (1). 




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Dorothy M. Allen 



'Dot" 



When it comes to doing Dot's write-up, we feel our limitations keenly. You see 
we must say something. In fact, we want to say something very much indeed. But 
what to say? If we tell how kind she is (a very gentle hint is enough to set her a-wash- 
ing or a-mending for us), how sweet and gentle, we would make her blush, a thing she 
hates to do. On the other hand, the only faults we can seem to find with her are that 
she is very quiet indeed, and never speaks of her own accomplishments — not even when 
she gets an A, or its equivalent in M. G. H. terms. 

Post Mills, Vermont. 

Lyndon Institute. 

Public Health Nursing. 




Edna Allen 



'Ed" 



Edna possesses that mysterious something we all wish we had at one time or an- 
other — Prom time especially — the ability to secure men. We honestly believe that if 
Edna were swamped in a desert island, the next load of shipwrecked humans would 
belong to the masculine gender. Therefore we prophesy that Edna's secretarial career 
will be a brief but brilliant and exciting one. 

20 Crescent Avenue, Maiden. 

Brockton High School. 

-Secretarial. 

Executive Committee (1), Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), Waitress Com- 
mittee Sophomore Luncheon (2), Track (1), Basketball (2), Glee Club (2). 




— '—I Hilda Atterberg 



H eaps of jolliest friendship, given with a merry smile — 
I nterest in the big things that make every life worth while — 
L ots of books, and pictures, and flowers gay and bright — 
D ainty little parties, given by candle light — 
A bility and activeness, a combination rare — 

All these stand for Hilda — with her who can compare? 

Cato, New York. 

Syracuse Central High, Syracuse, New r York. 
Library. 

House Chairman (2), Speaker Sophomore Luncheon (2), Chairman Bulletin 
Board Committee (3), Dormitory Council (2). 




'Betty", "Glee" 



Elizabeth Austen 

A string of A's, one big bluff, and a propensity for arguing about nothing at all — 
and there you have Glee Austen. Betty travelled all the way from Omaha to learn 
the tricks of the cataloguing trade. But she found that the only good thing in New 
England was the bit of the West she brought with her. And then, of course, she 
discovered Billy! 

123 Number 41, Omaha, Nebraska. 
Omaha High School. 
Library. 

Sophomore Shush Committee, Junior Welcoming Committee, Glee Club 
(3, 4), Choir (3), President Far West Club (4), House Senior (4), Dormitory 
Council (4), Chairman Door and Floor Committee, Dramatics (4), Bulletin 
Board (4), Publicity, Civic League (4), Student Government Reprganiza- 
tion Committee (4). 



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SENIORS 



Evelyn Avery 

Evelyn comes from way down east and she sure is a credit to little Lubec. As an 
A-puIler she takes the cake, and as for talking, when she once starts, there's no stopping 
her. But next year Maine will be the better for one good dietitian and we will have 
only the memory of a faithful friend and a never-failing supply of sardine sandwiches. 

Lubec, Maine. 

Lubec High School. 

Household Economics. 

Dramatics Banquet Committee (4). 



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Pauline Backus 



"Polly" 



A cheery greeting — a big smile! As if by hypnotic influence, you find yourself 
seated on the third floor bench pouring your troubles into Polly's sympathetic ear. 
But unawares, the conversation will trend eventually toward cars, men (particularly 
Yale men), the events of the preceding evening, and the studying she hasn't touched. 
The bell rings. Off flies Polly with her big black bag in hand, and you are left alone, in 
charge of one fur coat for the next hour. 

354 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island. 

Hope Street High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Poster Committee (3). 




Lucy Bagg 

Whenever an athletic animal, from antelope to jumping-jack is mentioned, we are 
at once put in mind of Lucy Bagg. She is unparalleled in the field— (or should one say 
"atmosphere?") of jumping — broad, high or any other variety. Once under way, she 
doesn't stop till she has won, which is characteristic of Lucy. She even makes it a point 
to go a little beyond the winning line — just for good measure. We won't be surprised, 
ever, to hear that she's broken the high jump record for women. Or, why limit it to 
women, in these days of equal opportunities? 
2S Woodward Ave., Quincy. 



Quincy High School. 
Secretarial. 
Track (1, 2, 3), Hockey (2, 3, 
sociation (4). 



4), Basketball (2, 3, 4), President Athletic As- 




Alice Arlene Ball 

For four years Arlene has been trying to convince us that the Canal Zone is not an 
uncivilized country, and that its inhabitants do not hang from trees by their tails. 
Just as though romances and fairy stories such as she can weave are inspired by ordi- 
nary experiences! Does sojourning 'neath swaying palms influence everyone's tem- 
perament similarly? If we could be sure on this point, we too might risk our lives 
among the cannibals of the South, just to imitate Arlene. 

232 Rhode Island Ave., N. W„ Washington, D. C. 

Canal Zone High School. 

Secretarial. 




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1923 




Gertrude Banks 



'Trudy" 



A pair of sparkling, big. brown eyes, a slim figure — why of course it's Trudy Banks. 
We must admit however, that this description applies to all three of the everlasting 
triangle (Trudy, Rita and Fran), but if you really want to know how to distinguish 
Trudy, just take one look at the "3rd finger left," and you'll have to look no farther, 
205 Beech Street, Roslindale. 
Girl's Latin School. 
Household Economics. 

Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), Usher Junior Prom (2), Refreshment Com- 
mittee Junior Prom (3), Freshman-Junior Wedding Costume Committee 
(3), Lunchroom Committee (4). 




Elizabeth Barden 

Elizabeth has been our quiet and studious classmate for four years. She is going 
to be a social worker and help light up the dark alleys. More power to you, Elizabeth! 
68 Walnut Street, Chelsea, Mass. 
Chelsea High School. 
Household Economics. 




Mabel Theora Barto 

Thcora — How would you write "ecclesiastical" in shorthand? 

Dr. Eldridge— Isn't the form given in your book of wordsigns? Oh, of course it 
isn't or you would have known it. 

Yes, Theora would have known the correct form if it had been in the list of word- 
signs assigned to the class for study. Theora's classmates all envy her that seemingly 
unlimited source of knowledge, and the ability to apply this knowledge at the right time 
and in just the right way. The funniest part of it is that Theora is so unconscious of 
these envious eyes that are watching her, and, in fact, won't be convinced that she is to 
be envied. 

6 Lake St., Brighton. 

Brighton High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Corridor Committee, Glee Club (3, -4). 




Mildred Catherine Barton 



"Mil" 



There are some folks whom you like, and like very much, but you can never tell 
just why. Of course, as a rule, you don't have to know why— it is enough that they 
are your friends. All the same, we are glad that there are some people whom we have 
very definite reasons for liking. Mil Barton is one. Every-one knows why she has so 
many friends. She is too jolly, too much of a good sport, for it to be otherwise. And, 
best of all, she isn't afraid of hard work. 

Weston. 

Weston High School. 

Household Economics. 



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1923 



SENIORS 



Frances Baxter 



"Fran" 



"R-e-e-t-e-r" a well modulated voice sounds down the corridor, and we know that 
another minute will bring into view a demure little lady with a big pair of brown eyes, 
and an armful of sewing. Ever chasing that elusive 100 pounds, that's Fran! Milk 
diet, daily dozen, nothing can make the scales mount that high. But of course we know 
that in all other respects Fran does attain the 100 mark. 
160 Foster Street, Brighton. 
Girls' Latin School. 
Science. 

Class Cabinet (1), Speaker Sophomore Luncheon (2), Usher Junior Prom (2) 
Junior Welcoming Committee (3), Usher Senior Prom (3), Usher Class Day 
(3), Captain Endowment Team (2, 3, 4), Lunch Room Committee (4). 




Wilma Bent 

Is it possible? Yes, it is. What? Oh, we're given to understand that one should 
beware of owners of blue eyes with brown specks in them, (they hide violent tempers), 
and we were wondering if it could possibly be true that Wilma really did possess such 
eyes. She does and in spite of them we find in her quite an unusually placid spirit. 
No one could chose a more reliable or loyal friend than Wilma Bent. 

3 Warren Road, Framingham, Massachusetts. 

Framingham High School. 

Secretarial. 

Massachusetts Club Faculty-Student Tea (4). 




Elizabeth Bellinger 



"Dixie" 



"Variety is the spice of life," they say. Surely it is the spice of Dixie's. Who 
else has moved from Manilla to New Orleans to New London, and still claims to be 
Southern? Who else has such a repetoire of songs? 

Dixie is a true Southern girl, according to all the established rules of fiction writers. 
She can sing a song in Japanese without knowing the English version of it; her flirta- 
tions are too delightful to be painful. Will we ever forget Dixie's lengthy telephone 
calls, or her coy "this is so sudden," when Longwood House "showers" her? If you 
think you're in danger of getting the Bellingers mixed, Dixie is the one with the natural- 
ly curly hair, the R. S. V. P. look, and the most words. If you ask us "What's the 
matter with Dixie?", we'll say, "She's all right!" 

New London, Connecticut. 

Newcombe College, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Household Economies. 

House Chairman (3), Dormitory Council (3). 




Hilda Benson 



"Dainty and small, 
With a smile for all.' 



This couplet seems to sum Hilda up entirely. With all the trials of a four year 
course at Simmons, she worries never and surmounts her troubles always. Although 
Hilda is a Bl, she has almost deserted us for Dl, her aim in life being a medical secretary- 
ship. 

163 Bailey Street, Lawrence. 

Lawrence High School. 

Secretarial. 




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1923 




Esther Berkson 

It wasn't until Senior year that Esther drew a room where she could supervise 
everything and everybody so effectively with so little effort, — not that she didn't 
manage to before. Have you ever attempted to stave the tide of her ceaseless, query- 
ing chatter? But it's really a pleasure to answer Esther's questions, because you know 
her curiosity is born simply of the eagerness to learn, and not miss a thing in the learn- 
ing. We know she is a smart kid, because we've been to school with her for four years, 
but whoever else meets her, will know it too, by her bright, sparkling, snappy eyes! 

203 Church St., North Adams. 

Drury High School. 

Secretarial. 




Eleanor Ames Bissell 

Sharpen your wits and get on your thinking-caps when Eleanor draws near. Other- 
wise there's no telling how dreadfully "taken in" you may be. For in all seeming 
seriousness and innocence, that girl do tell the worst fabrications, and you don't even 
suspect her — 'til later— much too later! ! 

We don't exactly like to call Eleanor "quiet." She's displayed too much pep, of 
her own particular variety, for that word to be exactly applicable. But she has a certain 
quiet way about her, for which we like her all the better. 
Wilmington, Vermont. 
Wilmington High School. 
Secretarial. 

Captain of Endowment Team (2, 3, 4), Sophomore Shush Committee, Junior 
Welcoming Committee, Hockey (4). 




Katrina Wainwright Bittinger 



"Mike" 



Manv the freshman heart that flopped, as from that fire-rope Mike dropped. 
If ever posters people pleaded, she furnished them as they were needed. 
Komradely, — always ready for fun, she's friends a-plenty, and enemies none. 
Equally well thru all four years has she led us in our songs and cheers. 
11 Russel Street, Plymouth. 
Plymouth High School. 

Household Economics. _ ,,„..„ , ,„* 

Class Cheer Leader (1, 2, 3, 4), Class Executive Board (1). S. A. A. Board (2), 
Under-Graduate Editor "Review" (3), Vice-President Dramatics (3), 
Poster Committee (3, 4), Glee Club (4), College Cheer Leader (4), Usher 
Junior Prom (2), Usher Senior Prom (3), Dramatics (2, 3). 




Bertha Blanchard 

Although Bertha came to us after two years spent in College in the wicked west, 
she has managed to make herself famous. Here's how! She surpasses even the old 
timers" by demonstrating her skill in Foods, and by askingquestionsuntilshe is satisfied 
that she has assembled sufficient knowledge to draw an "A". 

Fennimore, Wisconsin. 

Fennimore High School, Milwaukee-Downer College. 

Household Economics. 



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1923 



SENIORS 



Rosalind Blanchard 



"Ros," "Rosie" 



Capable of running endowment, Prom program committee, etc. etc. etc. all at the 
same time with equal efficiency, yet never complaining "Oh, I have so much to do!" 
How do you manage that carefree manner, Rosie? How do you manage to be always 
ready for "one hand 'round?" The secret must be that she is a true executive- — that 
is — she knows how to make other people work! 
50 Highland Street, Brockton. 
Brockton High School. 
Household Economics. 

Property Committee, Dramatics (2), Hockey (2), Chairman Costumes Junior- 
Freshman Wedding (3), Chairman Refreshments Junior Prom (3), Junior 
Welcoming Committee, Student Government Council (4), Chairman 
Program Committee, Student Government Council (4), Endowment 
Chairman (4). 




Elizabeth Bertha Bloomberg 



'Betty" 



Betty's our despair in more ways than one. Her clothes are grrrand, and almost 
numberless. Her hair is never out of order, and never in need of a wave. And as if 
these were not enough, she has powers of attraction — (please notice the plural). And 
she uses them! How does she do it? Don't ask us, ask her. We only wish we knew — 
then, maybe we could patent the process. 

IS Addison Street, Gloucester. 

Gloucester High School. 

Secretarial. 




Helen Bentley Bogart 



"Bogie" 



Who can forget Bogie, with her men and her jokes and her warranted-not-to-wear- 
out good nature? And who cannot picture her throwing together a new party dress at 
the eleventh hour, with a man wearing out the parlor carpet and a taxi ticking outside? 
But the gay life has lost its charms, and Bogie has stepped out of the social whirl. And 
now the sick and infirm are cheered by the best little nurse in Boston, while dashing 
internes lose their hearts in vain. 

120 Allyn Street, Holyoke. 

Holyoke High School. 

Public Health Nursing. 




Clara B reding 

Clara never gets muddled up, as we ordinary mortals do, in her accounts. We 
perceive that her training has stood her in good stead. You would not find her adding 
up columns, hour after hour, and finally putting in a "cash variations" to account for 
the missing two cents. Not so, — for Clara is efficient. 

If ever Clara gets tired of balancing herself on the proverbial high stool, she'll have 
no difficulty in finding certain less routine jobs. For instance, who could pose more 
successfully than our Clara as the "after" in any add picturing "before and after apply- 
ing" any old kind of skin beautifyer. 
95 Ardale Street, Roslindale. 
West Roxbury High School. 
Secretarial. 

Endowment Team Captain (2, 3, 4), Junior Welcoming Committee, Mandolin 
Club (3, 4), Lunch Room Committee (4), Massachusetts Club Council (4), 
Class Hockey (4). 




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Edith Mary Briscoe 



'Bris" 



Edith went to Florida for her Sophomore Year and when she got back, you-all 
w-ould reckon she had been bawn thyar. And the accent wasn't all she brought back, 
either. A soriety pin, a red-headed devotee, and a line that would rope in anything, 
from a high school student to the president of the First National. And all this she 
manages most effectively without even neglecting any of those brain breaking "con- 
densed" courses. 

134 Orchard Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey. 

Bloomfield High School, Stetson University, Deland, Florida. 

Secretarial. 




Helen Brown 



'Brownie" 



No shorthand artist could ever hope to take down Helen's breathless account of a 
weekend at home with its succession of dances, skating parties, auto rides, and other 
girl's brothers. No librarian could refer in her vast catalogue of information to a more 
complete authority on "Textiles, Their Quality and Value." No scientist could order 
her life more precisely than does this New England devotee of Simmons Household Ec. 
Department. She concocts delicious luncheons, and sews with unceasing satisfaction, 
exhausting materials and ideas by the long kilometer. And when it comes to accurate 
observation of the very latest styles — verily, she hath no equal. 

48 Maple St., Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 

Woonsocket High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Class Executive Board (3), Secretary-Treasurer 
Rhode Island State Club (4), Delegate to Maqua (3). 




Alma Estes Browne 



"Brownie" 



A pleasant maid, by nature calm 
Administering friendly balm, 
Intelligence combined with charm 
Is Alma. 

She'll walk or talk, be still or chat 
Give lots of comfort when you're flat, 
Gets loads of A's and B's, and that 
Is Alma. 



170 Stratford St., West Roxbury. 

Girls' Latin School. 

Library. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Edith Burt 



"E." 



A pen, a piece of paper, a pot o' paint— 
E. can make a something look what it ain't. 
A pin, a piece of cloth, a hunk o' thread — 
E. can make a gown 'twould knock you dead. 
A pan, a cup of flour, and something more — 
E. can make a dish you'd all adore. 
A night, a strumming uke, a moon above — 
E. could make the hardest heart fall in love. 

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. 

Technical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Household Economics. . 

Usher at Junior Prom, Class Hockey (2), Junior Prom Decorating ( ommittee. 

Usher at Senior Prom, Usher at President's Reception (3), Art Editor of 

Mic, Chairman of Senior-Grad Tea (4). 



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SENIORS 



Harriet Bushee 

Little things like classes have never bothered Harriet. A week or two of them, 
and then she just naturally takes a vacation for a while. But in between she manages 
to sandwich a Carnival or Prom, and on the whole, she's found that college life is not 
so bad. But oh how she does hate those Simmons' menus! 

249 County Street, Attleboro. 

Attleboro High School. 

Secretarial. 




Muriel Callowhill 

Muriel is one of the unassuming kind whom you find so companionable, once you 
become acquainted. 

Muriel can review books, she can catalogue, she knows just how to manage 'most 
any library — but we hear that the very best thing she does is entertain at home every 
evening. Commuting surely does have some advantages over Dorm life. 
24 Peck Street, Attleboro. 
Attleboro High School. 
Library. 




Gladys Campbell 



'Glad" 



Could we ever have blossomed into dignified, black-clad Seniors without Gladys' 
help? She measured our heads, she measured our heights, she measured all the neces- 
sary portions — and then provided us with caps and gowns at the crucial moment. 
If you frequent the lunch room you doubtless notice Gladys — with her eagle eye and 
dignified mien — helping to uphold the rep of lunch room management. She helps, too, 
to uphold the rep of '23 — and does it well. 

47 Ellery Street, Cambridge. 

Cambridge Latin School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee (3), Chairman Cap and Gown Committee (3), 
Chairman Lunchroom Committee (4). 




Irma Harriet Carr 

Despite Irma's appearance of utter respectability, and despite the fact that she is 
the unlucky possessor of a "social conscience", we suspect her of being a vagabond at 
heart. For conviction, just glance at the list of previous schools under her name. 

However, now that she has come to us she has, apparently, subdued her wander- 
lust, and is as faithful as can be in her attendance at IS Somerset Street. Another indi- 
cation of her domesticity is that inevitable luncheon set — just to pass the time on the 
trains and during recesses, we suppose! 

19 Dudley Street, North Andover. 

Johnson High School; Mt. Holyoke College; University of Wisconsin. 

Social Service. 




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M. Catherine Carruth 



Catherine is a brave girl, or didn't she know what she was getting into when she 
transferred Senior year, and undertook double shorthand, typing, accounts, business 
methods and so forth? Anyhow, we have to give her credit. For she has stuck it, and 
therein lies half the battle. 

We suppose that to an old New Yorker like Catherine, Boston seems rather tame. 
But there again we have to give her credit, for she spares us all the comparisons she 
can — and still remain a loyal daughter of her old home town. 

610 Riverside Drive, New York City. 

Wadleigh High School; Hunter College. 

Secretarial. 




Marion Carter 

"And all that sort of thing." Yes that's Marion talking, using one of her pet paren- 
thetical expressions. 

Here is another suburbanite who has withstood mob attacks for four years. Nor 
did she succomb to Boston-bag-itis until this year. Her surrender is warranted, how- 
ever, by the fact that otherwise, due to the multiplicity of official looking documents, 
which are to her as notes are to the bulletin-board, she would surely resemble none other 
than the mail-man on Christmas morning. 

Our "review" of this subject would be — "witty, entertaining, — -well worth perus- 
ing." 

1340 Josephine Street, Denver, Colorado. 
East Denver High School. 
Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Class Executive Board (4), Managing Editor 
"Review" (4). 




Eleanor Katherine Cashman 



"Cashie" 



Whenever a bit of original wit or fun is wanted in a gathering "Cashie" is called 
upon. If she is playing cards at your table there are sure to be no unhappy losers, and 
if she is on your picnic there is not one unhappy moment. 

"Cashie" can even find a humorous side to dieting. Her optimistic disposition is 
a great "life saver" for herself, and also many times, for her fellow students. (Memo- 
ries of those final exams!) If you ever have a case of the "blues" just go and visit 
Room 212 in South Hall, and you are sure to come out smiling. 

87 College St., Burlington, Vt. 

Burlington High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Eleanor Cassidy 



"Pokey," "Mike" 



Ever since college classes were first organized there have been class presidents; so 
long as classes continue to be organized there will be class presidents; but no class 
president has fulfilled the requirements of her class with more sincerity than Pokey 
has those of '23. There is nothing spectacular about her, no one quality to which we 
can point and say, "It was for this we elected her." Her charm is almost impossible 
to analyze — we recognize it without knowing why, yet of this we are sure — there could 
be no truer representative of our class than she. 
30 North Street, Rutland, Vermont. 
Rutland High School. 
Secretarial. 

Refreshment Committee Junior Party (1), Chairman Decorating Committe 
Senior Party (1), House Chairman (2), Chairman May Day (2), Shush 
Committee (2), Junior Welcoming Committee, Head Usher Commencement 
(3), Usher Senior Prom (3), Class President (4), Vice-President Student 
Government (4), Chairman Tech Concert and Dance (4), Dorm Council 
(2), Maqua Delegate (3), Student Government Council (4). 



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SENIORS 



Marion Christ 



'Christie" 



"Christie" has quite a reputation for being calm and self-possessed at all times, 
but we want to assure you that there are times when she gets really thrilled and excited; 
to wit, week-end calls from officers in the Navy, and dances at the Navy Yard. And 
the mail that girl gets,- — packages, specials, and letters by the score, many of them bear- 
ing the same familiar handwriting. However, there's a reason for it all, which you will 
readily understand if you catch a glimpse of the stunning Navy ring on her left hand. 
137 Fitzhugh Avenue, S. E., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
Grand Rapids Central High School. 
Secretarial. 

Vice-President Michigan Club (3), Usher at Senior Prom (3), Michigan-Penn. 
Dance Committee (3), President Michigan Club (4), Chairman Red Cross 
Roll Call 1922 (4). 




Dorothy Clapp 



"Dot" 



Surely we had every right to expect "Dot" to get some slight kick out of going to 
the Harvard-Yale Football Game. But again she fooled us. Whatever tremors she 
may have felt, she managed to conceal. Even the type writer, that unerring indicator 
of nervous tension, reeled out perfect copies for her on the very day before THE Day. 
All these indications of un-ruffable temperament permit our hearty recommendation. 

10 Davis Street, Woburn. 

Woburn High School. 

Secretarial. 




Avis Gertrude Clarke 

We know just exactly the kind of room Avis is going to live in some day. It may 
not be until her great-grandchildren are taking the Library course at Simmons, but some 
time Avis is going to have a room with a big open fire-place, and a gay rag rug, and a 
wing-top chair, and a window hung with snowy curtains, through which peek some red 
geraniums. There will be a cat curled up on the rug, and a little silk bag, with some 
crocheting, hanging from the arm of the chair. And in the chair will be Avis herself — 
we know she will. But before that, she will have made her name famous by reforming 
— absolutely — the system at the Boston Public Library. 

Wheelock Street, Oxford. 

Oxford High School. 

Library. 




Elizabeth Cole 

Elizabeth is one of these people of whom the general public knows very little. 
Since we represent the general public our information, you may infer, is meager. How- 
ever, we shall endeavor to do our best. She belongs to the Secretarial School, and 
likes it, from which we infer she will make some man a successful secretary. We hope 
so, at any rate. The only other thing we could discover about her is that she enjoys 
books. Therefore we are positive she will go into raptures over "Mic," aren't you? 

18S Willet Avenue, Riverside, Rhode Island. 

Attleboro High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Corridor Committee, Junior Welcoming Committee. 




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Abbie Condon 

"Oh my dear, let me tell you something shocking 

The leading man's mislaid his pants, 

And he can't find either stocking. 

The heroine can't speak out loud, 

The coach is getting frantic, 

The stage hands have mixed up the set 

With their capers and their antics. 

The prompter has gone on a strike — - 

We cannot find another. 

The father has been put on pro 

For smoking like her brother." 

"Don't tell me this" the hearer cried, 

"Things can't be what they seem!" 

"Oh gracious no," Abbie replied, 

"It happened in a dream." 

50 Exeter Street, Lawrence. 

Lawrence High School. 

Secretarial. 

Dramatics (1, 2, 3, 4), House Chairman (2), Dorm Council (2), Usher Com- 
mencement, Secretary Dramatics (3), President Dramatics, Student 
Government Council (4). 

Josephine Congdon "Jo" 

There was a little girl, who had a little curl 
Right down in the middle of her forehead. 
But it wasn't Josephine, for her hair is straight, we've seen, 
And she never, never could be really horrid. 
Jo has the pinkest cheeks, the readiest smile, and the biggest prick in her con- 
science that we know of. Wherever she goes, she can successfully compete with the 
local Polly anna. 

Wapping, Connecticut. 
Windham High School. 
Household Economics. 

Secretary Connecticut Club (2), President Connecticut Club (4), Class Cabi- 
net (4J, House Chairman (4), Dormitory Council (4). 




Anastatia Marie Connell 



"Statia" 



"Statia" is one of our rising chemists, but we sincerely hope that her rise will not 
be as sudden and unexpected as that of some chemists has been. She is a valuable 
asset to her classmates, always kind-hearted, willing, and anxious to help out in time of 
stress. 

14 Tremont Street, Cambridge. 

Science. 




Ruth Connellan "Ruthie" 

From way out west came Ruthie, little and shy. But that bob sure has done 
wonders and Ruthie has been blossoming out ever since it first appeared. Aside from a 
seeming passion for her studies, Ruth's one outstanding feature is an enormous appe- 
tite. Food is served at all hours in her suite, and many a weary debutante coming 
home at midnight has been saved from starvation by a Connellan club sandwich. 

Grosse Isle, Michigan. 

Atlantic City High School. 

Household Economics. 



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SENIORS 



Mildred Cook 



"Cookie" 



There's a sleepy little village nestled among the towering Vermont hills that's 
going to wake with a start some day to find itself famous. Men have done this thing 
before, but the phenomenon is rather rare in towns. This particular instance will be 
decidedly unusual, for its cause will be a woman — no less a woman indeed than our 
Cookie. And Cookie will make herself and her town famous, either by establishing an 
entirely new and unheard of catalogueing system, or by marrying no less important a 
personage than the coming President of the United States. 
Woodstock, Vermont. 
Woodstock High School. 
Library. 

Representative of Library School (1, 3), Secretary and Treasurer of Vermont 
Club (3), Academy (3. 4), President of Vermont Club (4), Secretary and 
Treasurer of Christian Science Society (4). 




Helen Gare Coolidge 

Helen is exactly our idea of the kind of secretary Simmons would like to specialize 
in. "Efficient" is the only word that describes her. Give her some job, any Job, and 
you can sit back, knowing it will be done, well done, and more than that, done on time. 
Another important requisite of the perfect secretary has Helen — a sense of humour. 
In her most digniQed moments, her eyes keep their irrepressible twinkle, for she knows 
there is a funny side to everything and she sees it too. 

However, along with her qualifications for a business life, go others, and there seems 
to be a general feeling that Helen is destined for another career. 
12S Woodland Ave., Gardner. 
Gardner High School. 
Secretarial. 

Executive Board Mass. Club (3, 4), Secretary-Treasurer Academy (4), Glee 
Club Accompanist (3, 4), Endowment Captain (1). 




Mildred Cornwall 



"Mil" 



When Mildred isn't borrowing something from somebody, she is either out, or down 
at the telephone making a date to go out. It has kept fourth floor busy all senior year 
trying to keep track of Mildred. It takes a smart girl. Mil. to keep things whirling 
around Boston, and yet have everything calm in a Xortheasternly direction. 
117 Aldine Street, Rochester, New York. 
West High School. 
Secretarial. 

Honor Board (1), Class Cabinet (2), Usher. Junior Prom (2), Chairman Re- 
freshment Committee Sophomore Luncheon, Sophomore Shush Committee, 
Junior Welcoming Committee, Y. W. Membership Committee (3), Maqua 
Delegate (3), Glee Club (3), President New York State Club (4). Chairman 
Student Government File Committee (4), Y. W. Finance Committee (4), 
House Senior (4), Dormitory Council (4). 




Rebecca Counts 



"BeckV 



Giggle, Giggle (ascending accent), he he he (descending accent). 
Click, clickelick (little heels on the stairs), a little person, a big grin, two naughtv 
brown eyes, a perfectly helpless man. one date, and, Io, our frat pin collector has copped 
another. The same little lady who looks at us all so reproachfully when we step into 
South Hall at five seconds past twelve, is the one who creates such havoc among those 
Harvard Students. Ohio certainly trains its youth to get what it wants. Look 
at the list of Presidents, — and look at Becky's list of men. 
Chillicothe, Ohio. 

Chillicothe High School; Rockford College. 
Household Economics. 




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Mabel Crawley 

Of course, everybody knows that Mabel is an efficient secretary and a credit to 
Dr. Eldridge. But after all, she is primarily a lover of nature rather than of short -hand 
and type-writing. She likes so well to be around where there is a breeze! Look out, 
Mabel, or some day a particular breeze may carry you off. 
118 Hemenway Street, Boston. 
Secretarial. 




Mary Angela Croker 



'Maisie' 



A lot of noise, a lot of fun, a lot of scandal, a lot of pep and a lot of girls gathered 
around the hall radiator — certainly you don't have to ask who the ringleader is, do you? 
Of course, it's Maisie. For four years this position has belonged solely and absolutely 
to her, and though she may have to change her place of meeting in the future, we are 
absolutely confident that she will always have a host of happy followers. 
308 Needham Street, Newton Upper Falls, Mass. 
Newton Classical High School. 
Secretarial. 

Chairman Newman Club Dance Committee (2, 3), Vice-President Newman 
Club (3, 4), Chairman Music Committee Junior Prom (3), Chairman Mass. 
Club Dance (3), Mic Advertisement Committee (4), Faculty News Staff, 
Review (4). 




Helen Crowley 

If conscientiousness were ever to be personified, we think Helen would be the 
"person". Although profuse A's seem to come her way she always worries lest at some 
time they fail her. But withal, the world, as well as Simmons, would be a better place 
if there were more like her! Not many girls run a 'gratis' service back and forth, carry- 
ing a capacity number of passengers in a faithful Scripps. Many a ride she has given 
her forlorn straphanger friends and they miss her in more ways than one since she moved 
away. 

106 Frederick Avenue, Medford. 

Girls' High School. 

Science. 




Margaret M. Crowley 



"Peg" 



One reason for Peg's popularity is her ability to overcome the usual shortage of 
men for college dances. With the assistance of a nice brother, and a host of friends all 
ready and willing to fill in vacancies, she has helped the Simmons College Endowment 
Fund not a little. ... ,, , „-..., 

We rather suspect that these long distance calls from 1 hilly 
career as a school teacher. 



1 cut short Peg's 



12 Athel world Street, Dorchester. 
Dorchester High School. 

Waitress, Sophomore Luncheon (1), Newman Club Delegate to Cliff Haven 
(2), Junior Welcoming Committee, Newman Club Executive Board (A), 
Usher, Senior Prom (3), Lunchroom Committee (4). 



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SENIORS 



Katherine Cuzner 



"Cuzy' 



Every so often Cuzy has an inspiration and then up pipes her wee small voice- 
Whatever the subject, Cuzy tickles us all — she has the knack. It just grew up with 
her, and usually none of us can say why we laugh. 

Kiddies are Cuzy's specialty, and really dirty kiddies are the ones who make her 
think life worth while. Does she discipline them? Well, you may ask her, but we sus- 
pect not. 

Groveton, New Hampshire. 
Library. 




Caroline Rudolph Daniels 

"Information Bureau?" — "Right this way, please." No, you're not over at school 
being directed to Miss Hart's desk, but you're at the Dorms, being directed to Caroline's 
room, right on first floor South, Room 106. We give you credit, when it comes to 
knowing anything concerning Simmons and Simmons girls (men, families, etc., etc.)r 
Caroline, whether it is in the Household Ec. or the Secretarial department. She's a 
pretty nice, comfortable person to have around too, because she has the happy faculty of 
saying the kind of things to help you out when you're in a tight pinch. Of course, we 
must admit the yearly crush, but the best of us get them. 

89 Putnam St., Buffalo, New York. 

Buffalo-Lafayette High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Katherine Daniels 



'Kay" 



Do you feel out of sorts and cross with the whole world? 
Are you the chairman of something and lack a brilliant idea? 
Do you want to break a date and can't think of a good excuse? 
Do you want to meet a perfectly darling man to take to the Prom? 
Go to Kay. She will have a remedy for any of your ailments — mental, physical, 
spiritual or moral. She takes the hand embroidered can-opener for gloom dispensing, 
or the best collection of pictures of good-looking males. 
Hotel St. George, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Franklin School, Buffalo, N. Y.; Wellesley College 
Secretarial. 

Entertainment Committee Senior-Faculty Party, Decorations Senior Prom, 
Captain Hockey Team, Varsity Hockey Team (3). 




Marion Davy 

We think that "every-ready" or "ever-sharp" would be good nicknames for Marion. 
"Every-ready" because, did you ever go to a Current Events lecture or a class meeting 
that she wasn't ready with a good question or two? And "Ever-sharp" because she's 
always right there with a quick answer — witness Dietetics, her specialty. 

377 Stanford Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Bellevue High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Red Cross Campaign Captain. 




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Josephine Agnes Delehanty 



"Jo" 



Pineapple and Men are Jo's specialties. But neither her insatiable appetite for 
the former, nor her whirl of good times with the latter have prevented her from being a 
loyal Simmonsite and a credit to '23. And speaking of men — the most popular fellow 
in college owes no small part of his success to Jo. Was it not she who ran errands, flew 
to the printer's, catalogued names and collected subscriptions, — all for Mic? And 
who can forget her clever manipulation of Miss Enos's lorgnette, in Mic's latest Show? 
Now just change the scene to some settlement house and you'll find her an ingenious 
Social Worker. That's not all, but if you never saw the merry, mischievous twinkle 
in those blue eyes, well — you just don't know the rest — it's Jo. 
46 High Street, Southbridge. 
Southbridge High School. 
Social Service. 

Associate Editor Microcosm (1, 2), Mic Show (1, 2, 3, 4), Honor Board (1), 
Secretary Newman Club (2), Treasurer Dramatics (2), Sophomore Luncheon 
Entertainment Committee (2), Assistant Business Manager Microcosm 
(3), Junior Welcoming Committee (3), Reception Committee Junior-Alum- 
nae Conference (3), Dramatics (3), Usher at Senior Prom, Dramatics, Class 
Day (3), Class Executive Board (4), Senior Editor Microcosm (4), Fashion 
Show (3, 4), Usher Senior-Faculty Party (3). 




Mildred Hockey DeWitt 



1 'Chubby" 



Reward! To anyone who can imitate Chubby's giggle. Know how it's done? 
Well it's done all over — you double up and just giggle and giggle and giggle. This 
Home Ec-er is specializing in design, but alas for inquisitive bodies, her designs are laid 
in secret. The questions we ask; and still we learn nothing! 

Possibly Chubby is eager to join the laboring class, but we suspect that to "take life 
easy" is her objective. 

9 Onondaga St., Skaneateles, New York. 
Skaneateles High School. 
Household Economics. 




Esther Donahue 



"Essie" 



What would we of '23 do without our little French cousin, Essie Donahue? Whether 
it's Essie as "an elderly gentleman of eighty, taking a brisk morning walk" or Essie 
rendering one of her classic repertoire, such as, "She was the garbage man's daughter," 
we wouldn't miss it for anything. With a little blarney here, and a whole lot of blarney 
there, Esther walks right into everybody's heart. 

Those who know her best always think of her as a physicist because Senior year, 
long after the rest of us had abandoned Physics, it was still a very popular subject with 
her, and she was still an ardent admirer of Prof. David Leland Heminway! 
7S2 Beech Street, Manchester, N. H. 
Manchester High School. 
Secretarial. 

Freshman Frolic Committee (1), Hockey (1), Stage Committee (2), May Day 
Dance (2), Christmas Partv (2), Junior Welcoming Committee (3), Ghost 
Walk Committee (3). 




Merriam Downes 



"Mir" 



There are some people the world just naturally could never get along without. 
Merriam is one of those people. Oh, she never says anything about what she does, nor 
does she do anything spectacular, but somehow the wheels seem to go round more 
merrily when Merriam is watching them. And she is a very present help in time of 
trouble. For instance, it will never be known how many lives she saved Sophomore 
year by acting as Simmons agent for another struggling student who sought to pay his 
Way by selling hair nets. Remember? You bet we do! 

Franklin, New Hampshire. 

Franklin High School. 

Secretarial. «.,,«« 

Y. W. Membership (3), House Chairman (2, 3), Dormitory Council (2, 3). 



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1923 



SENIORS 



Anne Driscoll 



To cite the things that she can't do 
Is an easier task, by far. 
Than to chant the deeds and prowess 
Of this bright and shining star. 
She paints the snappiest pictures, 
She performs on the flying rings. 
She is death to her rivals in hockey, 
And, oh, what a line she slings! 
She was first to develop the chicken-pox, 
Holds the record for strict dieting^ 
The only thing that our Annie can't do — 
Is to lift up her voice and sing! ! ! 
645 Goodrich Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Oak Hall School. 
Secretarial. 

Head Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), S. A. A. Board (1), Secretary b. A. A. 
(2), Chairman Decoration Committee for Sophomore Luncheon (2), Sopho- 
more Ssh Committee, Endowment Board (3), Junior Corridor Committee, 
Junior Prom Favor Committee, Junior Welcoming Committee, I sher 
Senior Prom (3), House Chairman (3), Dorm Council (3). Mic Show (3, 4.) 
Track (2, 3, 4), Captain Class Hockey (1, 2, 3), Sub-varsity Hockey (1, 3). 



Dorothy Alice Durgin 



'Dot" 



Did you ever see anyone who could fly around any faster than Dot can? She's a 
dot on the landscape before you've had time to recognize her in passing. You finally 
decide that it really was she who went whirling past because you catch the echo of an 
especially merrv "Hi" just in time to solve the mystery. 

There is an unsolvable mystery about Dot, though, and that is how she manages 
to combine breathlessness with "that tailored look". 
684 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. 
Newton High School. 
Household Economics. 





Dorothy Eastman 



"Dot," "Duff 1 



Dot comes from the patriotic town of Belleville, New York. She is one of the 
total population of 347. The town is patriotic because it has sent three of its daughters 
to Simmons. Of course, the fact that all three came from the same family has nothing 
to do with it. But Duff does not follow exactly in her sisters' footsteps. She is proving 
the versatilitv of the House of Eastman by making a success of Public Health nursing. 
If being svmpathetic, as well as an awfully good sport, are desirable qualities for a 
nurse to possess. Duff will hold her own in that profession until someone recognizes 
her abilities in the housekeeping line. 

Belleville, New York. 
. TJnion Academy. 

Public Health Nursing. 




Edith Abbott Eastman 

Edith is a darling! She is — much as she may protest she is not! She's one of these 
people just born to be good — a gentle flower growing amid a very prickly lot of burrs and 
thistles — if you will. It's not very complimentary to the rest of us, but, when you 
come to think it over, you must see that it is true. But, don't think for one minute she's 
one of these sickly, anemic hot-house plants, like "Little Eva" or "Elsie Dinsmore" — 
not on your life! Edith is one of the "brown-eyed Susans," who laugh all day long, 
whether the sun is shining or not. Our brothers would call her a darn good sport, and, 
although our caps and gowns forbid our using exactly that sort of language, we can and 
do say, "Aye, aye, sirs!" with all our hearts. If this were the Age of Chivalry, Edith 
would be Elaine, and all the world would be her Launcelot. 

Sharon. 

Portland High School. 

Household Economics. 




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Helen Marjorie Eastman 



"Margie" 



Picture for a moment, if you please, a moonlight night, a porch, and a lovelorn 
youth wailing, "Oh, what a pal was Margie!" We agree with him absolutely, except 
for the tense. If we were doing it we'd say, "Oh, what a pal IS Margie," with all our 
hearts. And we'd not be exaggerating a bit. She has all the requirements for such a 
position — sympathy, common-sense, understanding, and humor, with so few of the 
drawbacks that we won't bother to mention them. Such, an equipment, backed by a 
Simmons S. B. ought to prove equal to any situation, past, present or future. 
115 Pleasant Street, Dexter, Maine. 
Dexter High School. 
Science. 

Chairman Refreshment Committee, Senior-Freshman Partv (1), Vice-Presi- 
dent Maine Club (3), Y. W. C. A. World Fellowship Committee (3), En- 
dowment Committee (3, 4), Class Hockey (3), Maqua Delegate (3), Presi- 
dent Maine Club (4). Class Cabinet (4), Y. W. C. A. Cabinet (4). 




Mary Lou Eckles 

There is no doubt about it, Mary Lou is our one example of perfect poise. Whether 
she's listening to the woe's of some indigent female down in Crosstown district, taming 
her effervescent co-mate, or entertaining a trio of bridge hounds, she's the same cool, 
collected Mary Lou. But oh, when she's "redding up" because she "wants out" on 
the Sabbath with a man, there's a twinkle in her eye which shows us she "aint what 
she seems to be." 

341 Moody Avenue, New Castle, Pennsv lvania. 
New Castle High School. 
Social Service. 

Class President (1), Student Government Council (1), Chairman Refreshment 
Committee Junior-Freshman Party (1), Chairman Christmas Vespers (1), 
Mandolin Club (1, 2, 3), Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), Treasurer 
Dramatics (2), Class Executive Board (2, 3), Usher Junior Prom (2), Class 
Voucher (2), Endowment Captain (2), Y. W. C. A. Cabinet (3), Secretary- 
Treasurer Pennsylvania Club (3), Dormitory Council (3), Usher Senior 
Dramatics (3), Usher Senior Prom (3), Faculty Reporter for "Review" (4). 




Camilla Edholm 



'Mil" 



It is a serious question whether or not to mention the large number of unknown men 
Camilla wrote to during Senior year. Her constant cry of "I do hope he can come. 
Ought I to write to him again?" was very misleading, to those who didn't know it was 
all for Civic League. 

In speaking of Mil we hate to use that word versatile again, but when a girl does 
everything, from writing learned articles that receive Dr. Gay's scholastic commenda- 
tion, to swimming like the one and original duck, what other word can you use? Just 
by way of comment we'd like to add that in spite of all her cleverness Mil has missed her 
calling. When anybody says "Let's have a party" Mil says, "Let's dress up," and you 
ought to see the costumes that girl can get out of an old middy tie and a sunshade. 
She ought to be Lucille's right hand man. 

4910 Brandeis Theatre Building, Omaha, Nebraska. 
Omaha Central High School. 
Household Economics. 

Sophomore Shush Committee (2), Junior Welcoming Committee (3). Junior 
Editor Microcosm (3), Chairman Civic League (4), Student Government 
Council (4). 




Esther Viola Erickson 

Every year or so, some learned scholar pokes his head outside his study window and 
takes a peek at the world. Then he pulls it in again, and sits himself down to write a 
book about what a mess this world is in. And just because he is an eloquent gentleman, 
well-supported by an army of stump-speechifying followers — we read his book, or listen 
to his friends and wonder what we're coming to, anyhow. Not so Esther! She'd set us 
right in a hurry. She's one of these capable souls who can turn the silver lining to ANY 
cloud out, so that every one can see it's there. She is so cheerful, and sensible, that we 
just have to perk up, and decide that the scholar did not see the WHOLE world that 
time he looked out of his window. 

78 Clifton Ave., Campsllo. 

Brockton High School. 

Household Economics. 

Endowment Captain (4). 



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Muriel Esty 



"Mim' 



Muriel is one of our agile, athletic artists. There's none better at dribbling that 
ball down the field, or shooting an "impossible" basket. And that she has brain as well 
as brawn, we know too, because she's done plenty to prove it. She goes about things 
in such a quiet way that the noisy rest of us don't even realize what's under way until 
the deed, whatever it may be, is done. Muriel may. be small, but let us assure you of 
this — she makes up in alacrity what she lacks in size! 
929 Dedham Street, Newton Center. 
Newton High School. 
Secretarial. 

Glass Basketball (2, 3, 4), Varsity Hockey (4), General Manager Hockey (4), 
Track (2), Junior Welcoming Committee (3), Junior Shush Committee (3), 
Secretary Massachusetts Club (4). 




Eva May Feen 

When '23 sees a cheery grin, topped by hair tending slightly towards a reddish 
hue, they expect to see E. Feen back of said grin. Eva is an effervescent bunch of cheer- 
fulness, and anybody who knows her could not fail to recognize her cheery "Hello Girls" 
if they heard it in any quarter of the globe. 

Eva relishes a dish of gossip, now and then, with the best of 'em and is right around 
to get the latest scandal. But you can't be an efficient secretary without knowing what's 
going on around you, can you Eva? 

18 Forest Street, Whitinsville, Mass. 
Northbridge High School. 
Secretarial. 

Treasurer Massachusetts Club (3, 4), Junior Welcoming Committee (3), 
Glee Club, Choir (3, 4), Chairman Second-Hand Bookstore (4). 




Anna Finn 

Some acquire it, some achieve it, and others have it thrust upon them . . . quiet- 
ness, we mean, referring to Anna who usually hides her light under the proverbial bushel- 
basket. Probably she either acquired it to prove all Simmons girls aren't talkative, or 
had it thrust upon her because they are. If you really would like to know it, Anna has 
all the wit one could want. You should just hear her sometimes. Quiet people are 
always clever, too. Anna is quiet, ergo — . Q. E. D.! 

35 Mt. Vernon Street, Charlestown. 

Charlestown High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Secretary Newman Club (4). 




Rebecca Flagg 



'Becky" 



"Short is my date, but deathless my renown." 
Becky came to us from Wellesley versed in the art of cutting eighth hours on Fri- 
days and cramming for finals. She caused quite a stir among the fluttering hearts at 
Prom by importing the "best looking man in Springfield," and many an envious eye 
looked longingly at her as she journeyed calmly throusrh her straight program. Re- 
becca makes a very charming hostess and is an infallible authority on "feeds" and 
friendships. 

896 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow. 
Springfield Central High School, Wellesley College. 
Household Economics. 




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Thelma Fletcher 

We have returned from a search for information concerning Thelma. We feel 
quite elated over the results. Before starting on our quest, we knew for a definite fact 
that Thelma belongs to the Science School — and thereby acquired a halo in our unlearned 
eyes. We also thought we knew she was exceedingly quiet. Therein we erred. She is 
quiet, but not exceptionally so. Also she is witty, and conscientious. She takes things 
seriously, and works hard. Consequently, she rates high marks. We thought we worked 
but if marks are proof, we were in error. However, that is beside the point. The 
point is. we are well satisfied with the results of our search, and only regret we had not 
made it four years sooner. 

Stow. 

Stow High School. 

Science. 

Class Cabinet (3). 




Virginia Foley 

When Virginia came to us in the fall of 1919, she only intended to stay two years. 
So she packed three years of shorthand and typewriting into two. But when it came 
time to leave us, she just couldn't go. So she's with us still, entertaining groups in 
Student's Room or in the locker-rooms with unique descriptions of fellow classmates 
and friends. Virginia has an irresistible laugh that just gets you! If you want to test 
your powers of self-control, just try to keep a straight face and listen to one of her yarns! 
Besides all this, Virginia has a sober side. She teaches shorthand and typewriting 
at Lynn High Night School, and if you don't think it takes a serious-minded person to 
do this, just ask any Sec. girl about it. 

14 Mall Street, Lynn. 

Lynn Classical High School. 

Secretarial. 




Dorothy Foss 



"Dot" 



Dot comes from a family of good sports. She is always ready to do the right thing, 
whether it be in work or play. She is quiet, and yet she knows what to say and when to 
say it. She is demure without being affected, and lively without being kittenish. 
Agreeable, sincere, and efficient is Dot; all that and then some, — a good student, and 
what's more, a good friend. 

68 Arlington Street, Fitchburg. 
Fitchburg High School. 
Secretarial. 

Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), Sophomore Ssh. Committee, Junior Wel- 
coming Committee, Freshman-Junior Wedding Committee (3), Usher at 
Commencement, Graduation, and Baccalaureate (3). 





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Bertha Mildred Fraser 

How does Bertha refrain from getting ruffled once in a while? And^those pink 
cheeks! They're the envy of every Simmons Senior, et alia. They just "naturally" 
put a box of rouge to shame. The Household Ecers have nothing on Bertha when it 
comes to making fudge. Smooth and — oh, even after a course in Psychology, it cannot 
be analysed. 

Lucky will be the employer who gets our Bertha. She has taken ' Loyalty for 
her motto. 

27 Bradley Street, Concord, New Hampshire. 

Concord High School. 

Secretarial. 



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SENIORS 



Maude French 



"Frenchie" 



"And a fond love I hold, it is true, 
For the girls of the library." 
Maud is one of them, equal to any two others when it comes to asking questions, 
cataloguing, or getting the latest in woolen hose. Concord people sure do believe in 
woolen hose! They advocate them for anything that ails you! When the ghosts of 
fourth floor South meet in the dim future, one voice will still pierce through the bedlam, 
with its well remembered cry, "Dotty! Dotty! Are you ready?" 
Concord. 

Miss Porter's .School, Farmington, Connecticut. 
Library. 

Class Hockey (1, 2, 4), Mandolin Club (1, 2), Track Costume Committee 
(I), Track (2), Junior Welcoming Committee, Class Basketball (3). 




Minna Friedlander 



"Mil 



M is for the Medic who adores her, 

T is for the "Ice" she cuts with him, 
N is for the Noise she n akes with laughter, 
N her nightly efforts to get thin, 
E is for the earnest talks she gives us, 
R is all the rest she finds to do. 

Put them all together, they spell "Minner" 

She's a good sport, we'll say, through and through. 

29 Rhode Island Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. 

Saginaw High School, Saginaw, Michigan; Detroit Junior College. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




TOKI FUJITA 

We are always glad when new girls transfer to our class from other colleges, we 
are thrilled when they come from foreign countries, and we just naturally go into 
transports of rapture when such a one as Toki joins us. For why? Because Toki 
has charm — that elusive something diligently sought by all of us and found by so few. 
When she talks of her own country, in that quaint English so characteristic of her, 
it makes us vow most solemnly to some day, somehow, visit that lovely land whose 
people are so delightful. 

19 Ote, Suma, Kobe, Japan. 

Carlton College. 

Social Service. 




Helen May Ginsburg 

Just to glance at Helen brings to one's mind a vision of South Sea Island splendour, 
lovely Hulu maidens swaying to the strains of melody drawn from Hawaiian guitars, 
whispering palms, a sapphire sea, — moonlight bathing the whole scene. You know, 
the kind of thing you dream about, — and see in the movies. Yes, to look at Helen, 
with her olive complexion, dainty coloring, limpid eyes, and fluffy black hair is to think 
of Romance. And you want to know more about this pretty maid, but you never do, 
because she is very quiet, and the depths of her personality are unfathomable. 

420 Church Street, New Britain, Conn. 

Secretarial. 




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Myrtle Golding 

Would anyone think to look at this ethereal blonde beauty that she was scientific? 
Lucky Science! Myrtle just dotes on anything from soused dogfish to pickled earth- 
worms, and Myrtle is clever. We have no doubt but that some day she will investigate 
for us the nucleus of the ninth cell from the end of the last candal cartilage of the embryo 
chipmunk. 

Myrtle has indeed many friends among us, for she knows just what it is to be a 
friend herself. 

309 Fuller Street, Dorchester. 

Dorchester High School. 

Science. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Secretary -Treasurer Ellen Richards Club (4). 




Elizabeth Goodall 



"Betty' 



Conscientious, clever little sleepy-head! The light may burn all night, until Betty 
has acquired enough knowledge to bring down her usual A, but she is sure to sleep 
through breakfast, whether or no. 

Studying isn't Betty's only virtue (or vice?). She just must get her dancing done. 
And offer her a grapefruit sometime— gee! — She eats 'em alive! 
532 Main Street, Bennington, Vt. 
Bennington High School. 
Plousehold Economics. 
Choir (1), Mandolin Club (2), Junior Welcoming Committee (3). 



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Helen Goodell 



"Goodie" 



"My dear! isn't that lovely! !" Ah, that's Helen for sure. And no matter what 
she is talking about, she means it. Dorm Store, Dinners, Dues, all have felt the influ- 
ence of H. Goodell's enthusiasm — not to mention chemistry, short stories and men! 
This last is the only fly in ointment. How often have we heard "No more men for me! 
I'm through with them for life!" And half an hour later, on the telephone, — "Oh, I'd 
love to. Yes. You're a dear to ask me. Is it formal or informal, and what time does 
it begin?" 

"Mutabile et variable femina est?" 
Madison, Maine. 
Millinoeket High School. 
ScicDce. 

Class Executive Board (1), Chairman Class Attendance Committee (1), 
Chairman Entertainment Committee Freshman-Senior Party (1), Basket- 
ball (1), Class Treasurer (2), Treasurer Maine Club (2), Decoration Com- 
mittee Sophomore Luncheon (2), Class Vice-President (3), Dormitory 
Council (3, 4), Dramatics (3), House Senior (4), Class Secretary (4). 




Ellacoya Goodhue 



"Peg' 



According to unquestionable information "Peg" could be our one best bet, did we 
but have obstacle races at track meets. At five minutes before eight, we find our 
herione peacefullv sleeping in her little cot. Lo, at five minutes after eight, here she is 
in the Refectory," partaking of her morning repast. Really, Peg, you should be a fire- 
man, or are you training to be the wife of a commuter? Let us add this much in serious- 
ness. We're mighty glad the ring Peg wears did not prevent her from sticking to us 
to the end. 

Wplfeboro, New Hampshire. 

Brewster Academy. 

Secretarial. „ . , ,, Tx L - ^-,1 l. 

Secretary New Hampshire Club (2), Vice-President New Hampshire Club, 
House Chairman (4), Dorm Council (4). 



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Ruth Barbara Gordon 

Did you ever go to one of Ruth Gordon's teas? Or were you ever around when 
Ruth was "throwing a party?" And have you ever seen Miss Ruth Barbara Gordon 
in a Fashion Show? In short, have you the pleasure of Miss Gordon's acquaintance? 
If you're stepping out and haven't just the dress or hat or shoes you want, go visit Ruth. 
She'll fix you up! 

227 Winchester Street, Brookline. 

East High School, Rochester, N. Y. 

Social Service. 

Fashion Show (3, 4), Chairman Constitution Committee at School of Social 
Work (4). 




Dorothy Jane Green 



"i>.r 



Dot is an artist! Honest she is! If you don't believe it, ,iust take a piece of cloth, 
or maybe two, up to her room, and tell her you need a dress, or a skirt, or anything in 
the dressmaking line, and that you want her to make it look like a "Worth Creation." 
You may have to use a little moral 'suasion, because Dot is a very modest young lady, 
but the result will be a DREAM, absolutely guaranteed! Besides, if you didn't know 
her before, you will have found one of those friends who is "a very present help in time 
of trouble," and an awfully good pal all the rest of the time. 

Schenevus, New York. 

Cooperstown High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Ssh Committee. 




Helen Josephine Hallett "Len" 

Those who think that Helen is a quiet little body who hardly dares speak above a 
whisper, must have made her acquaintance in English class. Now, to draw such con- 
clusions, under such circumstances, is hardly fair. And really, she isn't quiet at all, 
once the awesome effect of any English instructor has worn off. Do you wish proof? 
Just mention Chicago. Immediately Helen is right on the job, vigorously upholding 
her home town. Or whisper, "frogs" and see her blush and laugh and try to change the 
subject. Then indeed, you will agree that Helen is not even a distant relative of our 
diffident friend, the clam. 

11323 Lothair Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 

Morgan Park High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Senior House-warming Committee. 




Dorothy Louise Hardy 



"Dot" 



A librarian's envied characteristics! Accuracy, cheerfulness, efficiency, orderli- 
ness, neatness — all these seem especially applicable to "Dot." 

Whether she's controlling the angry mob who are mobbing the "Children's Book- 
shelf", or explaining to the deaf (and the 'dumb') just how to get the latest information 
on patent dish-mops and such, she's the same old Dot: and the same old adjectives 
apply just the same. 

41 Easton Street, Allston. 
Brighton High School. 
Library. 




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Ruth Choate Harlow 

Ruth can keep still the longest of any one you ever have known, — that is, unless 
you question her concerning her opinion of the sewing department, which is some opin- 
ion! But nothing escapes her. She makes a perfect audience for Alice, and never in- 
terrupts. Just the same, Ruth, we'd like to know, — whence came that young Apollo? 

6 High St., Ayer. 

Ayer High School. 

Household Economics. 

Chairman Fashion Show Ushers (4). 




Gertrude Harrington 

One can tell when exam time is coming, for most of us assume an air either of 
utter abandon, depression, or morbid resignation to our fate. But you never see any 
of these symptoms in Gertrude. She is her same calm self — with time and inclination 
to be a truly interested friend and listener to the most hopeless tale of woe you have to 
offer. As a matter of fact, Gertrude's notes might not be able to offer much in the hour 
of need, since she has to admit she can't even read them. But notes don't matter much 
when you've a head which just naturally retains essentials and automatically classifies 
your knowledge as you go along. 

Laconia, New Hampshire. 

New Hampshire Literary Institution. 

Library. 




Ruth Genevieve Harrington 

"To know her is to love her, none more dear." 
There issues from the lockers just beyond the stairs a series of "Tee-hees." Don't 
be alarmed. It's only our 1923 "baby" amusing herself. She can be serious we 11 
admit, especially when stricken with an attack of "Typewriting Despondency." She 
is decidedly too fond of red-headed girls, particularly those of the Natick variety. 
They just won't let her behave, to hear her tell it, but if all "babies" were as con- 
scientious as Ruth, what a reputation would be theirs! 

53 Norris Street, Cambridge. 

Cambridge High and Latin School. 

Secretarial. 




Louise Hayes 



"Hazie" 



For four long years we've liked to look at Hazie. As Sophs, we opera-glassed her 
May Dav dancing; as Juniors, we envied her better-half, as she played the delicate, 
spry, little wife in "Lima Beans;" and as Seniors, we marvelled at her fashion Show 

But it isn't only Simmons girls that claim her as their "Cousin Hazie," for didn't 
her class of settlement "kids" save up their pennies to buy a big bouquet— all tor 
"Hazie?" 

314 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington. 
Law r rence High School. 

Household Economics. „ ,„, ^ , ■ t» 

Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1). Usher Junior Prom (2), Dramatic Property 
Committee (2), Sophomore Shush Committee (2), Usher Senior Prorn (3) , 
Dramatics (3), Junior Welcoming Committee (3), Junior Corridor Com- 
mittee (3), Lunchroom Committee (4), Poster Committee (4). 



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Muriel Hedden 

One would almost expect that so ardent a Y. W. worker would be a sedate, quiet, 
goggled sort of person, but Muriel is quite the opposite. Maqua, to be sure, does not 
cater to the staid and severe, but insists that we need up-and-coming girls to keep our 
Y. W. progressive. 

And here is a statement of sufficient importance to deserve a paragraph all to itself. 
Muriel was the first "Shifter" at Simmons! 

She says that coming to college has changed her views about several things, but 
admits that her ideas on Platonic friendship are the same. 
24 Weequahic Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. 
South Side High School. 
Secretarial. 

Refreshment Committee Freshman-Senior Party (1), Junior Ssh Committee, 
Junior Welcoming Committee, Y. W. Membership Committee (3), Maqua 
Delegation Leader (3), President New Jersev Club (4), House Senior (4), 
Dormitory Council (4), Y. W. C. A. Cabinet (4), Chairman Y. W. C. A. 
Finance Campaign (4), Academy. 




Lois Hendrick 



( Lo" 



When Lois leaves Simmons she's just going right back to Washington, D. C. and 
straighten out this inefficient Civil Service. Can't you see her laying down the law to 
Warren G. himself? If she manages him as well as she has her athletic career and Y. 
W., we're sure '23 will be proud of her. But then we always have considered her our 
most "Hopeful" member! 
Ballston, Virginia. 

John Marshall High School, Washington, D. C. 
Secretarial. 

Track Manager (1), Track (1, 2, 3), Class Basketball (1, 2), Sub-varsity 
Basketball (3), Hockev (3), Treasurer S. A. A. (2), Maqua Delegate (2, 3), 
S. A. A. Board (3), Y. W. Cabinet (3), Usher at Class Dav and President's 
Reception (3), President Y. W. C. A. (4), Student Government Council (4). 




Marcia Louise Herridge 

The complexities of Spanish verbs and Cataloguing haven't muddled Marcia in the 
least. Her troubles and difficulties, whatever they are, seem to turn out all right in the 
end, so there's no need for her to worry. Dates and dances serve as a wonderful stimu- 
lant for keeping eyes sparkling, we notice. She'd brighten up the darkest corner in 
most any library, but somehow, we're wondering whether the future won't find her 
"living happily ever after" in some different setting after all. 

Dover, New Jersey. 

Dover High School. 

Library. 

Des Moines Fund Committee (1), Commencement Usher (3), Usher at Presi- 
dent's Reception (3), Waitress at Alumnae Luncheon (3). 




Pauline Hitchcock 



Tolly' 



Polly is so very dignified that we can easily understand her composure in conducting 
a class or in giving a biology journal. Still, this dignity, less stern than sweet, is so 
pleasing that everybody just falls in love with Polly. Her abilities are infinite, and she 
is especially capable of having endless good times. Her charming personality com- 
bined with her extensive knowledge make her a most suitable president of the Science 
Club. 

34 y% Shepard Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

Oxford Academy. 

Class Cabinet (2), Junior Welcoming Committee (3), Refreshment Committee 
Junior-Freshman Wedding (3), President Ellen Richard's Club (4). 




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Gertrude Holden 

Beware the lure of the quiet ones! To look at Gertrude one would never suspect 
her of anything deceptive, but there is certainly some motive lurking behind her daily 
walk to Trinity Place to take the 4.30 when she could easily catch the 2.10. One guess? 
You win! 

16 Harvard Street, Natick. 

Natick High School. 

Household Economics. 




Mary Frances Honiss 



"Mazie" 



"Mary, Mary, Quite contrary, 
How does your garden grow? 
With bleeding hearts, forget-me-nots. 
And lovers, all in a row. 1 ' 
"At Night" when "Mary, dear" starts to "Syncopate" no one says "You remind me 
of my mother" but "Do it again." Her "Lovable eyes" and charming "Smiles" call a 
following that puts the "Parade of the wooden soldiers" to shame. There are three 
stages of falling; "I Love You," "Who'll take my place when I'm gone" and "Oh, what 
a pal was Mary." 

102 Huntington St., Hartford, Connecticut. 
Hartford High School. 
Household Economics. 

Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), Usher Junior Prom (2), Class Executive 
Board (2), Junior Prom Committee (3). 




Eleanor B. Howland 

Right this way to a first-class student of Mr. Turner's! When you want to know 
how to do accounts, and when you want to know what a wonderful man the accounts 
teacher is, ask Eleanor. But you might know she is a hum-dinger as an accountant 
because anyone who can keep Student Government accounts straight, and be smart 
enough to get clubby with a far-famed character in the Bursar's Office, is some little 
expert at figgers. 

But don't think for a minute that the Accounts teacher is the only man Eleanor 
likes! She certainly would hate to have any of the opposite sex, judging by the way we 
hear her rave about one man, enthusiastically, and then about another. 
67 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, Mass. 
Plymouth High School. 
Secretarial. 

Class Treasurer (3), Secretary-Treasurer Unitarian Club (3), Secretary 
Massachusetts Club (3), Glee Club (3), Usher Senior Prom (3), Treasurer 
Student Government (4). 




Doris Hubbard 

Perhaps it is Doris' intimate association and mechanical experience with Ford 
engines that enables her to manipulate all the machines in the Business Methods Room 
so successfully and easily. Anyway, whether it is her experience that has taught her, 
or just her natural ability to work things out for herself, her instructors must surely be 
grateful for the glimmer of hope she gives by asking intelligent questions. 

Billerica, Mass. 

Howe High School. 

Secretarial. 

Mandolin Club (2). 



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Clarissa Hulse 



'Crissy" 



Faith in the prophecies of our "intelligence angle" measurement has been sadly 
shaken, for Clarissa's angle has been judged "unusually small." How puffed up we felt, 
we folks whose measurements were good! And what a blow to us to have this theory 
exploded. For surely if this test were true our Academy President's angle would have 
required a yard stick for measurement. We're glad we have no "disposition angles" 
to compare with Clarissa's, for without any testing at all we'd have to put that down 
for her at 180 degrees! 

225 Grafton Ave., Newark, New Jersey. 
Barringer High School. 
Secretarial. 

Class Treasurer (1, 4), Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), Class Voucher (3), 
President Academy (4), House Senior (4), Dormitory Council (4), Chairman 
Dramatics Floor Committee (4). 




"Harriet Huntsinger 

Lots of girls can thump the ivories, but nobody can beat Harriet at coaxing the jazz 
out of that has-seen-better-days North Hall piano. No matter if your shoe is a half-size 
too small or your heel is blistered, you just can't help shaking a foot when Harriet sits 
down to play. We envy you — your musical ability, Harriet, and we wish sometime 
you'd tell us how you get that meet-me-later look in your eyes. 

86 Crescent Avenue, Buffalo, New York. 

Masten Park High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Poster Committee (3). 




Mildred Huntsinger 



"Mil" 



The Huntsingers are as famous for inseparableness as are the "Dolly Sisters." 
Wherever Harriet goes, there does Mildred go also. Although Mildred doesn't say 
much, we hear that she is just fearfully smart in classes, and very much envied by strug- 
gling classmates. Another cause for envy is Mildred's wonderful success with every 
batch of fudge. 

86 Crescent Avenue, Buffalo, New York. 

Masten Park School. 

Household Economics. 

Poster Committee (3), Junior Welcoming Committee, Science Club (4). 




Helen Holmes Hurlburt 



"Pete" 



We're in a quandary — we don't know how to describe Pete Hurlburt. We'd like 
to all her an angel, but, knowing "Pete" we think it best to refrain. All the same, we 
ask you — members of '23 — what would you call a person who dusted your room, if you 
were expecting company; insisted on washing the dishes after any sort of party or tea; 
fed you gloriously whenever her laundry came from home — even mended your hosiery 
rather than let it go holey? She calls herself, "the old lady," but we know better. She 
won't be an old lady for the next hundred years at least, and when she does, she'll be the 
dearest old lady on earth — so there! 

19 Chapin Place, Hartford, Connecticut. 

Hartford High School. 

Household Economies. 

Treasurer Connecticut Clui) (2). 




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Louise Jefferson "Jeff" 

No one who has not felt the thrill of wondering about what is behind a closed 
door, can appreciate Louise. To all appearances she is a quiet, demure, proper little 
body, determined to mind her own business and to keep still about it. Yet there is 
something wonderfully fascinating and attractive behind that invisible closed door, as 
any one so fortunate as to be allowed to peep within could tell you. If you do not 
believe this, just notice how sad and forlorn her chums look when Jeffie is not with them. 

1126 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Macalester College. 

Secretarial. 




Myrtis Pauline Johnson 



"Myrf 



"The mildest manners and the gentlest heart." 
All the way from Worcester came this unsophisticated miss to learn more about 
secretarial work — and incidentally about the world. We'll guarantee that she has ac- 
complished both. In spite of the bustle and hustle of four busy years at college, her 
good-will-toward-all spirit and her unassuming, quiet ways still constitute two of the 
largest assets on the Balance Sheet of "Myrt's" character. 

22S Park Ave., Worcester. 

Worcester High School of Commerce. 

Secretarial. 

Glee Club (3,4). 




Mary Josephine Keith 



"Jo" 



An exception to the usual idea that "bobbed haired girls are frivolous," Jo is one 
of the shining stars of our class in almost an enviable way. She has never once burned 
the midnight oil, and yet knows just how to pull those queer, unusual and hidden A's 
out of the dark corners in which our instructors have placed them. Oh, Jo, how do 
yer do it? ? 

19 Lewis Street, South Manchester, Connecticut. 

South Manchester High School. 

Secretarial. 




Marion Kolseth 



"Kokie" 



Marion has alluring ways. She's quiet, but a good sport; studious, but no book- 
worm; wise, but not an owl! 

Here's her characteristic remark — unfailing before any chem. exam — "Oh, girls, 
I know nothing, absolutely nothing about it, I'm going to flunk." And then she 
goes and gets a high rank. 

Marion claims that she is no sport, but we've had our doubts ever since Junior- 
Senior picnic — when she caused the "tubs-to-reel" and the "wheels-to-whirl," with their 
joy at affording her so much pleasure. 

41 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston. 
Girls' High School. 
Household Economics. 
Sophomore Ssh Committee. 



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Henrietta Kugleman "Henry" 

Lost, deep in accounts; Henrietta Kugleman! Not so lost as she might be, though, 
for let someone mention a new dance step and our Henry leaves debit, credit, and such 
like, to step 'round. We hear we have a lot of good dancers at Simmons but we know 
for sure we have one good one. Everybody likes Henry, and, as far as we've ever been 
able to decide from her remarks, Henry likes everybody. 

Woodsville, New Hampshire. 

Woodsville High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Usher Commencement (3), Usher Class Dav 
(3). 




Edna LaPlace 



"Ed" 



"I've lived and loved." 
If you want to get a man, or hear a good joke, or find out just when the moon is 
going to be full, ask Ed. She'll never fail you. And if you can't find her anywhere 
else, try the telephone booth. Her nine to ten-thirty conversations, along with the 
weekly appearance of the New Era, have constituted the chief excitement for North 
Hall this year. By the way, Ed, where are you going to church next Sunday? 
96 Main Street, Deep River, Connecticut. 
Deep River High School. 
Household Economics. 

Orchestra (1, 4), Junior Welcoming Committee, Chairman Dramatics Tea 
(4), Chairman Camp Fire Dance (4). 




Maud Larratt 



In the year one nine four four 

I went into my garret 

And there I found a Christmas card 

I purchased from Maud Larratt, 

She was the girl with wondrous hair 

That was the crowning glory 

Of the head that managed any thing 

That e'r was told in story. 

Oh, any thing we asked of her 

Was done so fast and rightly 

I'll bet no girl could ever be 

More accurate or sprightly. 

Boston Road, Billerica, Mass. 

Howe High School. 

Household Economics. 




Mildred Law 



"Mil" 



Mildred always feels lucky if she, gets back to the Dorms in time for lunch. Be- 
tween Honor Board, Show Case, and Hockey, not to mention swimming and a few 
classes, it would not be surprising if she should forget entirely this noonday ritual. 

When is Mildred not Mildred? When she is earnest? No, we must refute even 
this foolish paradox. Our editorial conscience demands it. For Mildred is always 
earnest, be she occupied with Honor Board or hockey stick. 
Ill Lincoln Avenue, Rutherford, New Jersey. 
Rutherford High School. 
Secretarial. 

Endowment Captain (1), Glee Club (1), Mandolin Club (1, 2), Track (1, 2), 
Honor Board (2), Class Cabinet (2), Secretary New Jersey Club (2), Secre- 
tary Y. W. C. A. (3), Chairman Honor Board (4), Manager Show Case (4t, 
Class Hockey (4), Manager Life Saving Swimming Class (4), Academy 1,4). 




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E. Gertrude Lawson "Trudy" 

Trudy with her hair short or long, in class or North Hall has the same old Southern 
line — at full length. 

Have you heard how she missed her mouth eating steamed clams? Some clam, 
we'd say. But of course being from the South and not accustomed to the animals 
accounts for it. 

She may be from the South but we hear that her affections have at times turned 
Northeastern. 

306 Fairfax Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Little Rock High School. 

Household Economics. 

Mandolin Club (1), Junior Welcoming Committee, Junior Ssh Committee. 




Ruth Leavitt 



"Ruthie" 



" Laugh and be fat." 
Ruthie is a living proof that laughter produces avoirdupois. As proctor she's a 
farce; but when it comes to repeating Mr. Turner's latest gem, she's right there. 
Take it from Ruth there's nothing wrong with the Accounts Department. '23 long 
will remember her as the manager of a mighty fine luncheon, the originator of the world- 
famous Leavitt hiss, and the sole possessor of '23's one perfect profile. 
156 Methuen Street, Lowell. 
Lowell High School. 
Secretarial. 

Class Vice-President (2), Glee Club Librarian (2), Chairman Sophomore 
Luncheon, Class Secretary (3), Secretary-Treasurer Musical Association 
(3), Chairman Waitress Committee Senior-Faculty Party, Maqua Delegate, 
Social Committee Y. W. C. A. Fire Chief of Dormitories (4). 




Mary E. Leonard 

Mary has two "outstandings" 
— If such they truly be — 
Which quite off-set each other 
In a way that's strange to see. 

The first's a secret passion 
For copying Buff'lo Bill, 
And riding bucking broncos 
— Or cows — about at will. 

The second's lettered "conscience" 
It's the stronger of the two, 
And it keeps her here at Simmons 
Doing just what she should do! 

Purchase Street, South Easton. 

Norton High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Francis Levin 

We have with us Frances — the only original prize reciter. No matter what the 
class, or where, or when, Frances is always ready with an explanation of the 'whys' of 
any subject touched upon. Maybe we don't love to let her answer on those much too 
frequent occasions when our inquisitive professors begin to ask embarrassing questions 
of us. 

41 Kingsdale Street, Dorchester. 

Secretarial. 



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Blanch Rebecca Levy 

The sun might cease its upward climb, 
The stars from heaven above might fall, 
Would such disturb Blanch's equipoise? 
Nay, nay, my friend; nay, not at all! 

We often wondered how to account for the fact that Blanch is so different from 
most New Englanders. Recently we have discovered the reason — she was born in 
Tennessee. Thus are explained the mysteries of her leisureliness, her unique manner 
of speech, and her propensity for romantic English compositions. 

47 Waumbeck Street, Roxbury. 

Secretarial. 




Elizabeth Lewis "Betty" 

"My Father says — " Who hasn't heard these words by Betty Lewis? That in- 
exhaustible, ever-present, ascending and descending laugh is forever resounding in 
Betty's immediate vicinity. But who wouldn't like to have a laugh like that, if it was 
accompanied by an exhibit A disposition — one fully guaranteed not to rip, tear, or ravel, 
fray at the edges, or run down at the heels? 

North Easton. 

North Easton High School. 

Library. 

Sophomore Sssh Committee, Glee Club (2, 3, 4), President Unitarian Club 
(3, 4), .lunior Welcoming Committee. 




Frances Lipman 



"Fran" 



in the same sentence — or paragraph, any- 
ward, or center among us, nor one more 



We always think of Fran and basketbal 
how. There is never a faster guard, or fo: 
accurate. 

Fran is vivacious almost to the point of excitability. You can always depend on 
her to work up any desired amount of enthusiasm in no time at all. She's as "peppish" 
a person as we know — just about! 

192 South Common Street, Lynn. 

Lynn Classical High School. 

Social Service. 

Basketball (2, 3, 4). 




Lucille Jane Littlefield 



"Jane' 



Here we have Lucile so wee 
Who's curious as she can be — 
Questions by the score has she. 

In arguing she takes great glee — 

In classes it's her specialty. 

It gives her marks from A to E. (mostly A) 

Room 31S would quiet be, 

Without her infectious "tee-hee-hee" 

Which quite upsets its dignity. 



72 Middle Street, Manchester, 

Manchester High School. 

Library. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 



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Barbara Lynch 



"Bob," "Bobbie" 



Sure, and you'd never suspect that Cassidy-Lynch pair were Irish would you? 
And the greatest marvel is, they're not! There is always a twinkle in Bob's eye, and 
it's her keen wit and level head that steered '23 through that grandest of Sophomore years. 
And sure could any one of us ever forget that blazing bob of Bob's and her look of 
firm decision when she's made up her mind? But times change. Even a most popular 
Dormitory Government president must needs take on a more sedate air; that bob is 
gone, but the real Bob is with us to the finish. 
44 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, New York. 
Oneonta High School. 
Secretarial, 
Class Secretary (1), Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), Class President (2), Mem- 
bership Committee Y.W. C. A. (2), Usher at Junior Prom (2), Usher Senior- 
Faculty Part> (2), Decoration Committee Junior Alumnae Conference (3), 
Ghost Walk Committee (3), Refreshments Freshman-Junior Wedding (3), 
Usher at Senior Prom. (3), Usher at Baccalaureate (3), Maqua Delegate 
(3), Usher Dorm. Government Dance (3), President Dormitory Government 
(4), President Spanish Club (4), Student Government Council (2, 4), Mem- 
ber of Academy (4). 




Mona Lynch 

If you need a sure cure for the blues try a dose of Mona's smiles. She catches 
early-morning trains, keeps up to court-reporting speed and still contrives to keep intact 
that jolly disposition. 

153 Exchange Street, Rockland. 

Rockland High School. 

Secretarial. 




Lauralee McCann 



"Lolly" 



Another light from the West! What would Simmons do without them, especially 
this hundred watt variety? Lauralee takes the bitter and the sweet life offers in the 
same spirit. Anyone of us might learn something of real, honest-to-goodness sports- 
manship from her. And as a manager, whether she's running a Prom, or enticing these 
strong-willed Bostonians to advertise in Mic, she certainly is very much right there. 
Speaking of advertising, ask Lolly what her career is going to be? 
547 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Oak Hall; Mrs. Backus' School for Girls. 
Secretarial. 

Basketball (1, 3, 4), Endowment Board (2), Class Tennis Manager (3), Chair- 
man Junior Prom (3), College Tennis Manager (4), Advertising Manager of 
Microcosm (4). 




Leone McCaslin 

"I met the sweetest man last night." That's one of the first things we heard Leone 
say, way back in Freshman year, and we have heard it regularly ever since. But then, 
one can hardly blame the men for being sweet to Leone, for she is just "choked full" of 
wit and grace and attractiveness; a real girl in every sense of the word. 

2020 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Bradford-Kennedy School. 

Secretarial. 



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Elizabeth McCoy 



"Betty" 



Betty believes with all her heart that women should defend and maintain their 
ancient rights and privileges. Especially the time-honored one that it is woman's 
privilege to change her mind. Betty has changed hers frequently in the past four years; 
— first she was determined to be a model dietetic cook, — then a perfect librarian, and 
now, now she has decided that keeping house is quite the nicest occupation in the world. 

16S Roseville Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. 

South Side High School. 

Library. 

Sophomore Shush Committee, Junior Corridor Committee, Senior Councillor 
Camp Fire, Dorm Store (4). 




Laura Josephine McIntlre "Mac" 

There are dozens of ways to describe Laura Josephine, for she has many moods. 
But whether she's "so mad she could spit," humorously remarking "How bad you feel!", 
or happily humming "Stumbling," we always know that she's the same old Mac at 
heart. Her sputtering never scared anyone and her merry, whole hearted laugh has 
often cheered many-a-one. For when Mac is around, the "Blues" just naturally fly, 
and we know she'll be a ray of sunshine in some man's life, whether she be his secretary 
or otherwise. 

831 Westford St., Lowell. 

Dean Academy. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Corridor Committee, Junior Welcoming Committee, House Senior (4), 
Dormitory Council (4). 




Irene McKenzie 



"Rene" 



"Which one of the forty will she take to the next dance?" 

You know the questioner is referring to Irene, and that after her choice is made, 
the other thirty-nine will be distributed among her Simmons friends. Irene is the per- 
sonification of "Pep," even after four studious years at Simmons! But she has been 
known, occasionally, to think of weightier subjects than iren and dancing. One thing 
we'd like to know is, just why Irene prefers to spend her week-ends in Pawtucket rather 
than Boston! 

114 Cedar Street, Pawtucket, R. I. 
Pawtucket High School. 
Secretarial. 

Freshman Frolic Entertainment Committee (1), Track, Baseball (1), Secretary 
and Treasurer Rhode Island Club (2), Speaker Sophomore Luncheon (2), 
Chairman May Day Dance Committee (2), Junior Welcoming Committee 
(3), Junior Alumnae Conference Committee (3), Maqua Delegate (3), 
Chairman Senior House Warming (4). 




Margaret McKibbin 



"Pat" 



"It isn't what she says, but how she says it. It isn't what she does, but how it's doneV* 
One look alone into her Marblehead adventures, and we see written there pure and 
unadulterated originality. Who but Pat would think of wandering off by herself to 
live alone by the sea, and commute to Boston? Who but Pat would think of counting 
the number of cats in the front yard of a Settlement House? Who, indeed, but Pat? 
But keep it up — we love our laughs at your expense, and vour puckered brow is our de- 
light. 

83 Virginia Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. 
The Misses Master's School, Dobbs Ferry, New York. 
Social Service. 

Class Hockey Manager (1), Pop-the-Question Day Committee (1), Waitress 
Sophomore Luncheon (1), Hockey (1), Basketball (3). 




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Dorothy McLennan 



"Dudy" 



Dudy commutes this year. We know it because almost every day we hear her pro- 
claiming to various and sundry comrades at the hall window that she "bad to run every 
step of the way to the station this morning." However, the violent exercise never seems 
to ruin her health and happiness. Far from it! She has pep in plenty left over to carry 
her up to 4th floor South— and Tilly — on an average of three times daily. 

105 Independence Avenue, Quincy. 

Quincy High School. 

Secretarial. 

Class Executive Board (3), Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Mary Helena McNally 

To think that Simmons very nearly missed out on having Mary as one of its stu- 
dents. Whatever would we have done if she had followed her expectations and gone 
to Normal School? We would have had no one to uphold our Secretarial honor on the 
frequent occasions when all but Mary missed out on dictation. 

253 Newbury Avenue, Atlantic. 

Woodward Institute, Quincy. 

Secretarial. 




Mildred Mackenzie 



'Mil" 



Considering "the shocking kind of people who usually come from Iowa" we consider 
ourselves most fortunate in having Mildred. Although our New England winters do 
not agree with her, causing her to fold her hands firmly at her waist line, in an effort to 
keep at least her digestive apparatus warm, she certainly thaws out when she sits at an 
organ or a piano. But to know Mildred at her best, you should dance with her, for 
dancing — and clothes — are her specialties. On such occasions only does she seem to 
forget the ever pursuing nightmare of that demon theme she has to write for tomorrow! 

407 West 2nd St., Muscatine, Iowa. 

Muscatine High School; Rockland College. 

Secretarial. 




Helen Magoon 



"Billie" 



Billie's name really is Helen, though we suspect this is the first time it's generally 
known. And Billie lives up to both names by combining the looks of Helen with the 
strength of a Hercules. Remember that shot-put record? (She also breaks the record 
for movie attendance!) 

Worcester, Mass. 
Dean Academy, Franklin, Mass. 
Secretarial. 

Freshman Frolic Committee (1), Mass. Club President (2), Dorm Council (2), 
Track (2), Mass. Club Council (3, 4), Glee Club (3, 4), Usher Commence- 
ment (3), Y. W. C. A. Finance Committee (4). 



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Eleanor Josephine Maguire 



"Jo" 



9:05, and in strolls Jo — nonchalant and carefree. How does she do it? To acquire 
that calm, unruffled air is an art in itself. But that isn't all she does by any means. 
She gets perfect transcripts with ease and regularity, she writes little masterpieces for 
our Review, and she conducts the Newman Club with a quiet dignity that awes us all. 

4S Irving Street, Arlington. 

Girls' Latin School. 

Secretarial. 

President Newman Club (4), Lunchroom Committee (4), 




Isabel Martin 



'Chickie" 



Why do we call you Chickie? I really do not lcnpw. 

Perhaps because, like a chicken, you're always on the go. 

Perhaps, 'cause you're full of surprises, and we can never say 

Whether you're going to cross the road, or whether you're going to stay. 

We'd like to list your attributes, but it would be too long; 

'Twould only make a,n epic out of this little song. 

77 Union Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. 

Notre Dame Academy. 

Secretarial. 




Wilma Mead 



"Billie' 



"Anything worth doing at all is worth doing well." 
Wilma is conscientious as the day is long, and woe be unto the unlucky mortal 
who unwittingly ventures to intrude when she is penning a masterpiece for Psychology 
or half buried in Dewey. But she tackles everything in that whole-hearted way, and 
when the spirit of jollity descends upon her, we find that she can be quite as silly as the 
rest of us. This little essay would not be complete without mention of her temper, so 
beautifully exhibited when she is in the art of tying up packages- — her pet aversion. 
If we were asked to summarize Wilma, we would do it something like this, — not a 
flapper, not a highbrow, but just about 99.44% nice girl. 
42 Gold Street, Port Chester, N. Y. 
Greenwich High School. 
Secretarial. 

Y. W. Social Service Committee (2), Sophomore Luncheon Decoration Com- 
mittee (2), Junior-Alumnae Conference Committee (3), Junior Welcoming 
Committee (3), Glee Club and Choir (3), Glee Club (4), Academy (4). 




Dorothy Mifflin 



"Dot" 



A sudden burst of laughter in the back of the room, and we all know that it issues 
from none other than Dotty Mifflin, and either she's in mischief herself or getting some- 
one else in! One thing is sure, you can inevitably count on Dot to cause a riot. 

She always leaves a streak of jazz behind her, too. That puffed-out hair, those 
dangling ear-rings, and those sporty stockings! Even a cap and gown, when donned 
by Dot, loses its subtle air of sanctity. 
High Street, Exeter, N. H. 
University School for Girls. 
Secretarial. 




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Mary Minott 



Mary, Mary, uncontrary, 

How does college go? 

"With clinics and classes, 

For the suffering masses, 

At South End, to kill time, you know; 

And dances and singing, 

And telephones ringing — 

I'll say that it's not very slow!" 
72 Kendall Street, Gardner, Mass. 
Gardner High School. 
Household Economics. 




Eleanor Mooney 



"Brick" 



Brockton has produced many, but none so bright as Brick. We refer of course to 
the flaming top which rivals any henna rinse that can be found. Four long years of 
commuting have not left their mark, and Brick is as gay and carefree today as when 
first she joined our ranks. 

423 Moraine Street, Brockton. 

Brockton High School. 

Secretarial. 




Betsy Morton 

Betsy can show equal speed on the piano, the typewriter, and the stairs between 
third and fourth floor North! Girls from Plymouth have a certain Puritanical air about 
them, but don't put too much faith in it. We've seen Betsy act like a first-class New 
Yorker, — and can she Chicago? ? ? 

33 Summer St., Plymouth, Mass. 

Plymouth High School. 

Secretarial. 

Glee Club (2, 3, 4), Mandolin Club Accompanist (2, 3, 4). 




Alice Wedd Murphy 



"Al' 



Who can easily forget Alice in her cap and gown, a dignified member of the Lunch- 
room Committee? Who can forget the times when, after struggling with an obstinate 
balance sheet, she hurried home to take in a show or a dance? She even had to hurry to 
get to classes sometimes. But we notice that she didn't take it too hard if she did miss 
one or two, because she came through with the marks all right. We say nothing of the 
little extra study in nature and atmospheric conditions done on occasional motor trips 
through the mountains or to the Cape. We can picture her as a clever court reporter 
or as a charming secretary, gracing some well-ordered office — a dentist's perhaps, — who 
knows? 

18 Rosemont St., Dorchester. 

Dorchester High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Corridor Committee, Usher Senior Prom (3), Usher Convocation (3), 
Secretary of New England Federation of College Catholic Clubs (4), Lunch- 
room Committee (4). 



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SENIORS 



Alice Murtfeldt 



"Murt" 



"It would talk, — Lordl how it talked." 
Simmons has seen her but little, — a class now and then perhaps, with an unswerving 
devotion to Government, — but Tech has been her field of activities. A tea-dance, a 
theater, and the weekly football game, — Murt sure has gone the rounds. But through 
it all she has kept her faithful line of chatter, and maybe she doesn't have the History 
Department stepping around. 

42 Kimball Street, Needham. 
Dorchester High School. 
Library. 

Glee Club (3, 4), Anvil Editor of Review (4), Current Events Chairman (4). 
Civic League Executive Board (4). 




Marguerite Nettleton 



"Peg' J 



In spite of her dieting and the trials of keeping us all obedient, Peg has come 
through college minus gray hairs, and with enough vitality left to pick up the threads 
of an argument when she hears one down the corridor. As a Member of the House, 
Peg would be fine, but as a dramatic impersonator she would be better, for along that 
line she has kept us amused through all fo,ur years, and has given herself a good time too. 
93 Waterville Street, Waterbury, Conn. 
Crosby School. 
Secretarial. 

Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), House Chairman (1, 4), Dormitory Coun- 
cil (1, 4), Glee Club (3, 4), Vice-President Conn. State Club (3), Junior 
Corridor Committee, Junior Welcoming Committee, Honor Board (3, 4), 
Manager Glee Club (4), Mic Show (4). 




Margaret Newcombe 



"Markey" 



Margaret kept modestly in the background for our first two years, and those who 
know her best realize what a lot the class has missed. Her Senior year has been charac- 
terized by frequent precipitations at nine bells into an S:4o Shorthand Class, but her 
lateness in arrival has been made up for by almost unfailing "perfect transcripts." We 
prophecy for "Markey" a very successful future, but we deeply suspect that her Secre- 
tarial days are numbered. 

376 Washington Street, Brookline. 

Marlboro High School. 

Secretarial. 

Glee Club (3, 4), Cap and Gown Committee (3). 




Elizabeth Caldwell Newton 



'Beth" 



It's a shame about these day girls — it really is! We don't see half enough of them! 
Take Beth, for instance. So far as we have had an opportunity to judge, Beth is a 
friendly, witty person who uses her brains — especially in Education class. In so far as 
the limited time between classes and lab. periods permits, Beth gives us delightful 
glimpses of that world in which she lives outside of College hours. It is a world of teas, 
and dances, and lovelorn men galore — all of which make us wish that her headquarters 
were at the Dorms, instead of on Summit Avenue. 

96 Summit Avenue, Brookline. 

Abbot Academy. 

Secretarial. 

Senior Freshman Party Decoration Committee (1), Glee Club (1, 2). 




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Dorothea Nock 



'Dolly" 

We don't think that's the question. '23 



Where did this blond beauty hail from? 
has watched this damsel some time, fearing she might take it into her head to go back. 
How could Miss Ross have managed the fashion show without Dolly? Dolly the press 
agent, Dolly the recruiting agent, Dolly the ticket agent, and last but not least, Dolly 
the Model! Tall, slender, fluffy hair, brown eyes and all the rest, oh lady, aren't we 
proud? 

Newburyport. 

Newburyport High School. 

Secretarial. 




Margaret Nutley 



"Peg" 



Peg left her chosen college 
Called "Jackson-on-the-hill;" 
She came to Simmons-on-the-dump, 
Which shows she's versatile! 

She's sweet and sunny-haired, this miss, 

We'd miss her if she left. 

We wish her all the luck there is 

In getting a "settlement." 



33 Radford Lane, Ashmont. 

Girls' Latin School; Jackson College. 

Social Service. 




Helen Nutt 

Household Ec. has kept Helen pretty well occupied for the past four years. But 
no matter how busy she is, or how hard she studies, she is one of those girls whom 
you can always depend upon, because she's always "there" when asked to do anything. 
Now don't get the wrong impression of Helen! She doesn't study all the time — she 
plays the cello very efficiently and enjoys a good time as well as any of us. In fact, 
you might ask her what she does with her Wednesday nights. 

11 Union Street, Natick. 

Natick High School. 

Household Economics. 

Orchestra (1), Mandolin Club (4). 




Hildegarde Ohse "Hilde" 

We are indebted to Somerville High School for sending us Hilde, with her soft voice 
and fluffy light hair. Hilde slipped into Academy last year so quietly and unobtrusively 
that her appearance at Convocation with the envied blue and gold ribbon caused many 
astonishecFremarkssuch as, "My dear! I didn't know she was in." Hilde is one of those 
fortunate individuals who possess both a fund of appreciative humor and academic 
ability. A few of us suspect that Kansas might be able to explain that far-away look 
in Hilde's eyes. 

5 Pearson Avenue, West Somerville. 

Somerville High School. 

Secretarial. 

Civic League Executive Committee (4), Lunchroom Committee (4), Academy 
(4). 



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Florence Valentina Olin 



'Flop" 



Enter the perfect secretary! Efficiency personified, and along with efficiency — 
"personality, character, promptness, neatness, accuracy, willingness, dependability, 
tact" and all the rest of the attributes approved by English 70! 

Flop is going to be the power behind some throne. We can picture its occupant 
sliding therefrom with a sigh of perfect assurance whenever Flop is on duty. Somehow 
you just feel, whenever she is in charge, that there's really no point in being on the job 
yourself. Everything is sure to be done better than you could accomplish it, so why 
bother? Fortunately there is only one Flop. Otherwise — we hate to think how lazy 
we'd have grown by this time. 

51 A King Phillip Road, Worcester. 
Worcester High School of Commerce. 
Secretarial. 

Massachusetts Club Executive Board (3, 4), Y. W. C. A. Membership Com- 
mittee (3), Junior Welcoming Committee, Business Manager Micro- 
cosm (4). 




Ruey Packard 



We'd rue the day that Ruey chose her college, 
Had she not chosen this to be the one. 
Without her, to do all the things that she has — 
What a pile of things would be undone. 

Now we can only say this much about her — 
It's useless, even you can plainly see — 
To even try to tell of all her virtues — 
Wherever Ruey is we'd like to be. 

33 Westbourne Street, Roslindale. 

Girls' Latin School. 

Secretarial. 

Mic Advertising Board (2, 3, 4), Vice-President Unitarian Club (3), Vice- 
President Massachusetts Club (3, 4), Junior Welcoming Committee, Usher 
President's Reception (3), Glee Club (2, 3, 4), Mandolin Club (1, 2, 3, 4), 
Senior Lunchroom Committee (4). 




Eleanor Boyd Pease 

Eleanor, hailing from Cincinnati, just naturally couldn't help choosing a librarian's 
career or coming to Simmons to train for it. She will be perfectly happy in this vocation 
if only there is never any occasion for her to hurry. She can hurry if she must — notice 
her promptness to first hour classes! But as a rule she persists in moderation. If you 
want Eleanor to break forth into passionate oratory, ask her about Cincinnati! 

841 Ridgeway Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

University School; University of Cincinnati. 

Library. 




Esther Perkins 



'Perk' 



Here comes Perk with a stunning new sweater. Two a week is the average out- 
put, for we've kept statistics. And doesn't she look darlin' in them, or at least "cunnin' 
— awfully cunnin'." It must be her yarns that attract the other gender! 

127 Chestnut Street, New Bedford. 

New Bedford High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




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Juanita Andrea Pernas 



"Andy" 



Have you ever been hailed by a deep, business-like voice and turned around to 
find yourself looking at, — 

1 — bobbed head, very black, equally shiny; 

2 — black eyes, very bright, equally "puckish;" 

total — "all's well with me an' mine" — expression? 

Then you've met Andy — the only girl who can look like a .Simmons Secretary, paint 
like Neysa McMein, and still preserve her freckled brow from wrinkles of care. 
109 Miln St., Crawford, New Jersey. 
Centinary Collegiate Institute. 
Secretarial. 

Chairman Decoration Committee Sophomore Luncheon (2), Chairman Cos- 
tume Committee May Day (2), Chairman Decoration Committee Junior 
Prom (3), Microcosm Art Committee (4). 




Gladys Perry 



"Glad" 



Although Gladys deserted us for a year in favor of Skidmore, we're seriously con- 
sidering a pardon for her because she has come back to be a senior with us. Perhaps 
one reason we're going to forgive her is that we like to see her screw up her eyes and nose 
when she bursts forth into that infectious giggle of hers. May we express our sincere 
sympathy, Gladys, for your "grief" in economics! 

12 South Lincoln St., Keene, New Hampshire. 

Keene High School, Skidmore College. 

Household Economics. 

Mandolin Club (1). 





Alice Bertha Peterson 

"What fairy-like music steals over the sea, 
Entrancing our senses with charmed melody?" 
Alice. Yes, it's Alice. Her very touch expresses her joy. I wonder what brought 
her downstairs to the piano. It must have been the telephone that calls her so often 
and detains her so long. Is it a football game, tea-dancing, or the theater this time, 
Alice? Well, we just envy the person at the other end! 

Her latest specialty is nursing at the Mass. General. I fear the hospital will be 
swamped with patients. The rumor goes that plans are already under way for an ad- 
dition. She says her duties are strenuous — but at what? Mass. General, or Harvard? 
Marion . 

Tabor Academy. 
Public Health Nursing. 



Bertha E. H. Pinney 



"Pinney* 



We hear that Pinney's fudge always has to be cooked over several — or more! — 
times; but certainly this is the only instance we can cite of her failure to accomplish 
"right off the bat" what she sets out to do. 

It surely was a shock when our decorous Pinney calmly walked into our midst one 
afternoon last year with 7»uc//-bobbed hair. Dire predictions were cast as to her success 
as a social worker, but evidently her settlement people take to her bob, with its result- 
ing youthful appearance, as much as we do! In between her social work, Y. W., hockey, 
basketball, and Mic, she has found plenty of time to enjoy herself — as her three Dart- 
mouth Carnivals will testify. 
Suffield, Connecticut. 
Suffield School. 
Social Service. 

Class Cabinet (1), Delegate to Silver Bay (1), Treasurer Y. W. C. A. (2), 
May Day Committee (2), Sophomore Ssh Committee, Usher Senior-Faculty 
Party (2), Usher Junior Prom (2), Speaker Sophomore Luncheon, Vice- 
President Y. W. C. A. (3), Secretary Dormitory Government (3), Chairman 
Junior-Freshman Wedding (3), Chairman Christmas Vespers (3), Junior 
Corridor Committee, Usher Senior Prom (3), Manager and Captain Class 
Basketball (2, 3), Varsity Basketball (2), Sub-Varsity Basketball (3), 
Assistant Manager College Basketball (3), Sub-Varsity Hockey (4), Editor- 
in-chief of Microcosm (4), Student Government Council (4). 



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Margaret J. Plunket 



"Rita' 



A flash of blue eyes, an irresistable giggle, and Rita is with us. Always a little 
late, to be sure, but her ever-ready excuse and ever-heavy line fully convince you that 
it just wasn't her fault! 

She started out bravely at Simmons determined to devote her life to Science, only 
to decide that a Household Economics education would be better adapted to her needs. 
Even Harvard men must eat! 

Rita is delightfully mysterious about her future, but the fact that she's an antidote 
for those "Examination Blues" and at the same time can manage Fran, studies, and 
dusky settlement classes, assures us that it will be of the best. 
47 Lorraine Street, Roslindale, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School, Boston, Mass. 
Household Economies. 

Usher .Junior Prom (2), Junior Welcoming Committee (3), Usher Senior Prom 
(3), Usher Class Day (3), Lunch Room Committee (4). 




Elsie Potter 

You may not believe us when we tell you, and the dictionary would surely bear you 
out in your arguments against us, but it's true that Elsie — this particular Elsie, at least 
— has many synonyms. 

Elsie means ease, languor, serenity, inaccessibility, exclusiveness — and lots more . 
besides that we don't know anything about of course. If we did, we might decide that 
energy, liveliness, serenity— always serenity — ingeniousness, entertainingness, were 
more truly synonyms after all. 

But who can tell? Not we, surely, for we've never had half a chance to get ac- 
quainted. We've missed out, we know. 

192 Fairmount Avenue, Hyde Park. 
Girls' Latin School. 
Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Lunchroom Committee (4), Mandolin Club 
(4). 




Muriel Potter 



"Mu" 



Mu is the biggest boost the Academy has had in years. Can you imagine an ador- 
able, dainty, bobbed-haired little person {why did you let it grow, Mu?) concealing under 
those curled locks the brains of Socrates and Mr. Dewey Decimal! 
And after June? Will she "pic nick?" 
21 Hancock St., Westfield, Mass. 
Westfield High School. 
Library Science. 
Academy. 




Lena Proctor 



"Lee" 



The call of Simmons was so strong that Lee even left her own college town to come 
here. She is planning to be an expert secretary. In order to accomplish this she has 
not only perused books, but has made an intensive study of mankind. Both her own 
men and those of her friends have proved useful in this study! 

Western Avenue, Waterville, Maine. 

Waterville High School. 

Secretarial. 







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Edith Rabinowitz 

Edith may be little, but she shines. She surely does! Just watch her rivalling 
the sun on the hockey field, and the electric lights in the class-room. And she has shiny 
black hair and eyes, too. It isn't everyone who is so bright in such various ways. 

20S Rawson Road, Brookline. 

Roxbury High School. 

Secretarial. 

Hockey, Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Virginia Ralph 

Who said the dormitory telephones didn't pay? No one who knows Virginia, 
surely. All the bells ring for Virginia — door-bells, outside phone, inside phone, break- 
fast, and fire! And she answers them all (with the exception of breakfast). Given a 
bit of a smile, a little "almost" lisp, a pair of twinkling eyes, and an unlimited string of 
endearing pronouns and one can do most anything. Virginia reminds us of bygone 
days, when we used to say, "I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me." 

North East Harbor, Maine. 

Westbrook Seminary. 

Secretarial. 




Hazel Randall 

Evidently Hazel did not want to "study Greek or Latin" for she came to us to take 
the renowned Library course. And maybe we aren't glad! For whom would we have 
had to write our prize song, or to make posters for our library week-end book-shelf if 
she had not been "summoned to Simmons." 
Three cheers for our side, Hazel! 
10 Newbury Street, Boston. 
Westerly High School. 

Glee Club (1, 2, 3, 4), Music Committee, Sophomore May Day, Poster Com- 
mittee (2, 3). 




Marilla Gunnison Rawson 

It has often been said that the best way to divide your day of twenty-four hours is 
into three parts of eight hours each — eight hours of work, eight hours of play, and eight 
hours of sleep. But not so Marilla! Every day she dedicates to her Alma Mater twelve 
long hours, for you see Marilla commutes from Haverhill. What would some of the 
Dorm girls say if they had to leave their house at 6:20 A. M. and not return until (i:20 
P. M.? That's what Marilla does every day, and she gets there in time for her first 
hour class, too. Good work, Marilla! ! 

65 Brockton Avenue, Haverhill. 

Haverhill High School. 

Secretarial. 



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Laura Elizabeth Reed 



"Betty' 



Do you want place cards for your tea or a last minute birthday gift for your family? 
Then run to Betty. Out of magical sealing-wax and a bit of paint can she scheme mar- 
vels. And wouldn't she look the part with her white skin, pink cheeks, black hair, and 
languid manner if only she would reduce! But how can you expect her to exer- 
cise when Martha has just bought a new Saturday Evening Post or a L. H. J,? Besides, 
maybe they like 'em chubby in Syracuse! ! 
Livonia, New York. 
Livonia High School. 
Secretarial. 

Mascot Committee (1), Vesper Decorations Committee (1), Glee Club (1), 
Ring Committee (2), May Dav Decoration Committee (2), Dormitory 
Council (2). 




Gertrude Richards 

Will Gertrude be a sober secretary or a gorgeous butterfly? That is a question 
which seems hard to answer, for although she may appear at school with lessons all pre- 
pared, further inquiry reveals the fact that she has been to a dance the evening before; 
and after classes are over she will hie herself home and prepare for another evening of 
pleasure. When you meet her around the college building, she is always ready for a 
little chat; so when and where she does her studying is a mystery yet to be solved. 

23 Strathmore Road, Brookline. 

East Bridgewater High School. 

Secretarial. 

Dramatics (2, 3), Dramatics Property Committee (4), Decoration Committee 
Graduate Tea (4). 




Ruth Ross 

Speaking of interpretive concerts, did you ever hear Ruth play her 'cello, or a piano; 
and did you ever hear her talk of octaves, majors, minors, and other such technical 
terms? If you have you will wonder how any one could produce such heavenly music, 
be such a wonder in chemistry, write such unparalleled themes, possess such a tranquil 
disposition, and still be a human, warm-hearted girl, fun-loving and friendly. 

12 Calais Avenue, Calais, Maine. 

Calais Academy. 

Science. 




Jenny Sacknoff 



When we think of Jenny in the dim distant future, two things will present them- 
selves on our minds, first, flashing diamonds and second astonishing marks. Then will 
be recalled a very small person with merry eyes, a cheerful grin for everyone, two hands 
always busy witli needles and things, and a girl who would make a beautiful secretary 
if it were not for the "he" responsible for the above mentioned sparkler. 

162 Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine. 

Portland High School. 

Secretarial. 

Hockey (2, 3), Junior Welcoming Committee. 




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Emily Sampson 

There's one thing we'd stake our editorial life on without a quiver, and that one 
thing is Emily's professional grade. We just know she rates the symbol of all-that's-to- 
be-admired. We admit that she deserves it — but we've worked pretty hard ourselves, 
and where's our air of expert efficiency. Where, oh where? 

We learned in our Sunday School ever so long ago that Sampson stands for strength. 
Now we don't have Miss Diall's figures on Emily's physical ability, but ask us how 
strong we are for this particular Sampson, and we can tell you. 

72 Pond Street, South Weymouth. 

Weymouth High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Helen Schmidt 



'Schmidtie" 



"Sehmidtie" may have her likes and dislikes, but there's one good thing about them, 
the likes are more pronounced and greater in number than the dislikes. There's a 
comfort in being able to know just where a person does stand with her, and what she 
will do, and what she will not do, — none of this "on the fence" business. "Smit" is so 
genuinely sincere and good-hearted that you just naturally do get prejudiced in her 
favor. 

73 Wall Street, Waterbury, Conn. 

Wieby High School. 

Secretarial. 




Evelyn Scott 



'Eve" 



"Absolutely, I've sworn off stepping out anywhere with anybody!" And the very 
same evening, if you happen into the Copley, you'll surely find Eve there, dancing 
about, happy as a lark. 

"How did you get those eyes of blue?" We simply can't account for them, unless 
a certain lullabv writer's hypothesis is correct, and they really are little bits of the sky 
itself. 

256 West Main Street, Bennington, Vermont. 

Madison High School. 

Science. 




Gertrude Frances Scully 



"Gert" 



We suspect Gertrude of being rather more-than-usually versatile. We know she's 
quite a "stepper," and though the two don't seem to go together, we understand that 
she manages to quell the rebellious books in some clever side-line action. 

And of course she might easily be a dramatic's satellite, if she so desired. Anyone, 
since Sophomore year, could tell you that. We'd even accuse her of carefully concealed 
athletic ability — except, of course, that that's something one just naturally doesn't 
hold against a person. 

We ask you why Gertrude, not being the type of violet born to blush unseen, has 
been so modest a member of our blooming band? 
South Hamilton. 
Hamilton High School. 
Secretarial. 

Basketball (2), Hockey (2), Dramatics (2), May Day (2), Junior Welcoming 
Committee (3), Junior Corridor Committee (3), Fashion Show (4). 



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Emily Lucy Shannon 

From Natick town, not far away, 
Our little Emily comes each day, 
With cheery smile and happy gait, — 
You may be sure she's never late. 

Some Simmons girls are very tall, 
But our Em'ly is really small. 
She may be shy and bashful some, 
But in good time, "chock full of fun." 

She has a wealth of auburn hair, 

For jou, always, some time to spare, 

Sunny face, appearance neat. 

She's the kind of a girl you like to meet. 

62 Washington Avenue, Natick. 
Natick High School. 
Secretarial. 



'Em" 




Kathleen Frances Shields 



"K," "Kath" 



If Kath's friends should meet her a thousand years from now, they'd know her, if 
something struck her funny. She certainly ought to have a blue ribbon for her laugh 
because there is none better or like it, and it's a good, strong, hearty-sounding 
Kath's disposition surely matches up to her good-natured laugh, because you'd go a 
long way, and get good and tired, before you'd find a better friend than Kath. 

Lenox Dale, Mass. 

Lenox High School. 

Secretarial. 




Anita Shor 



Anita has an uncanny ability for "getting awaj " with things. We're not implying 
that she has kleptomaniacal tendencies. We simply mean that she is continually as- 
tonishing us by her ability to walk into class more than a little late, and appease an irate 
instructor b> fluent recitation. Anita's recitations are always entertaining because they 
are invariably original. We suspect her of slight acquaintance with text-books, but we 
don't hold this against her — not so long as she's able to hold her own without them. 

42 Penn Avenue, Worcester. 

Secretarial. 

Dramatics (2). 




Eliza Short 



"Shorty' 



Whenever a "23er" who knows Shorty thinks of her, she thinks simultaneously of 
Shorty, Shorty's little basket, and Shorty's diamond. She does this instinctively, just 
as she thinks of cigars and General Grant, eye-glasses and Teddy Roosevelt, or a tub in 
connection with our friend Diogenes. In these lies Eliza's individuality and difference 
from the common run of folks. 

As if further proof were needed, — Shorty, when she writes some letters, leaves the 
dull realms of prose and soars with Shelly, Keats and Rosetti to the heights of poetry. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Beechwood School. 
Household Economics. 

Chairman Track Day Costume (1), Usher Junior Prom (2), Usher Commence- 
ment (3), Chairman Penn. -Michigan Club Dance (3), President Pennsyl- 
vania Club (4). 




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Pearl Simon 

To enable you to form your own impression of Pearl, you need to know only a 
simple fraction of her record. She's the kind of a girl who can lose half a term for such 
a minor thing as an operation for appendicitis; come back smiling in an incredibly short 
time, and then capture all the A's given at Harvard Summer School while she is making 
up that half-term. Whatever Pearl attempts, she attempts with pep and earnestness, 
and she gets it done enough ahead of time to show some of those who haven't started 
yet a few of the latest dance steps. You might call her bobbed-hair style cute, but it has 
a lot of dignity all its own. 

26 Canterbury Street, Dorchester, Mass. 

Dorchester High School. 

Household Economics. 

Ssh Committee (2), Secretary of Menorah Club (3), Corridor Committee (3), 
Vice-President of Menorah Club (4). 




Evelyn Sloat "Sloaty" 

"He's so sweet!" 
Behold the result of four years of dieting, rolling, and daily-dozening! Sloaty has 
entertained us regularly with her nightly gymnastics. She's been the pivot around 
which '23 has swung, and we'll never forget her loyalty and tact and jolly friendship. 
Sloaty certainly possesses the qualities which bring success in a medical career, and 
the whole of '23 joins together in wishing her all the happiness in the world. 
Patterson, New York. 

Walnut Lane School, Germantown, Pennsylvania. 
Social Service. 

Class Executive Board (1), Delegate to Silver Bay (1), Y. W. C. A. Cabinet 
(2, 3), Undergraduate Representative (Y. W. C. A.) (3), Student Govern- 
ment Conference Committee (3), Delegate to U. F. R. Conference (3), 
Class President (3), Student Government President (4), Student Govern- 
ment Council (3, 4), Delegate to Student Government Conference (4). 




Catherine Smith 

We can't understand yet why our attractive little Catherine -of-the-curly-hair 
should choose to waste her charms in a Chemistry Laboratory, even deserting a co-ed 
college to do it. But regardless of the conundrum, Simmons is glad of Catherine's 
choice. 

1953 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury. 

West Roxbury High School. 

General Science. 




Elizabeth Smith 



"E". 



Whatever happens, you may be sure of a giggle from Smith. Whether it be in the 
midst of a transcript or of an orchestra rehearsal, if E gets a funny thought it's all off — • 
the giggle will out. 

E is awfully fond of home, too, and until this year nothing or nobody could persuade 
her to miss that 4:35. But at last we coaxed her into playing her fiddle in the Jazz 
Orchestra, where her heavy bass is sure to come in just where it belongs. 
37 Beverly Street, Melrose. 
Melrose High School. 

junior' Welcoming Committee (3), Student Friendship Committee (3), Orches- 
tra (4), Review Reporter (4), Lunchroom Committee (4). 



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Pricilla Alice Smith 

Pricilla is one of these individuals whom the Gods especially favor. For two rea- 
sons. No matter how many biology specimens she may have to dissect, nor how hot the 
day may be, she can leave the Main Building of Simmons College any time after 4:04 
P. M., without a hair out of place, or a single crease in her shirtwaist. How does she 
do it? Don't ask us — ask her! But the other reason is the one for which we really 
envy her. She has that indefinable something which enables her to have a man, or two, 
or three, at any time she so desires. Such bliss! Xo frantic scramblings the night be- 
fore the Copley or Prom, or anything! But then — we would be surprised if it were 
otherwise, for, under a demure exterior is hidden a most charming and delightful little 
person; the more you know her the more you want to know her. 

69 Arlington Street, Hvde Park. 

Hyde Park High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Ethel Spear 

With reverence and awe '23 takes off its hat to Ethel who brought home the lunch- 
room A. Efficient and capable as she is, we're sure she will progress. But her business 
career is destined to be short-lived, — maybe. We have visions of a neat little nest run 
like the Union where ham will appear every- day. 

61 St. James Circle, Springfield. 

Springfield Technical High School. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Usher at Senior Prom (3). 




Marjorie Spear 



Here comes Margie down the hall — 
Xot too short nor yet too tall. 
Walking to class with steady gait — 
She won't be early, nor yet late. 

Margie's never in a hurry, 
Always calm, serene, unflurried, 
All of this she needs to be — 
A commuter's life she leads, j ou see! 



271 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. 
Arms Academy, Shelburne Falls. 
Secretarial. 




Helen Staxtial 

To watch Helen in Government class, as she painstakinglv inscribes page upon 
page of the neatest of notes, you would never dream that she is equallv capable of in- 
scribing all sorts and kinds of complicated figures on the ice. We understand, however, 
that we have a celebrated skater in our midst. How she has ever escaped the piercing 
eye of Endowment's publicity manager, we cannot know. That she has escaped it we 
are sure, else we would surely have had an ice carnival, featuring Helen, on the Fenwav 
or at Xantasket, at least once during the four years she has been concealing her pe't 
accomplishment. 

146 Florence Street, Melrose. 

Melrose High School. 

Science. 

Senior Lunchroom Committee (4), "Review" Xews Committee (4). 




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Dorothy Hill Staples 



'Dot," "Dotty" 



It's nothing to Dotty to write a play 

Before her breakfast, — so they say. 

The posters she makes, in purple and green, 

Are really the best you've ever seen. 

Her remarkable genius is never perverse; 

It breaks out in beeyoutiful, passionate verse. 

She always has something, — maybe a bum knee, 

Or even a crush on the poor faculty. 

Our versatile "Dirty", she dances, she sings (?) 

And she always is saying the funniest things. 
S Green' St., Biddeford, Maine. 
Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine. 
Library. 

Mandolin Club (1), Sophomore Ring Committee, Chairman Hallowe'en Party 
(3), Usher Senior Prom (3), Junior-Freshman Wedding Committee (3), 
Assistant Editor Microcosm (4), House Senior (4), Dormitory Council (4), 
Class Executive Board (4), Chairman Dramatics Publicity (4). 




Madeline Starr 

At some future date, when you are hauled into court for speeding in the new Ford 
you've just bought with your last week's pay check, don't be surprised if the court 
stenographer suddenly starts to plead in your behalf. It will be none other than your 
old friend Madeline doing her best for '23, just as always, in the same quiet, unassuming 
manner. 

43 Stone Street, Beverly. 

Beverly High School. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Junior Corridor Committee, Usher at Com- 
mencement (3). 




Florence Stevens "Fluffy" 

A little girl from a big town! A real credit to the Library reference course, for ask 
her anything from how to get to a train on time to the telephone rate between Boston and 
Cleveland, and she's right there with the answer quick. "Three O'Clock in the Morn- 
ing" is her favorite song, and her favorite pastime is cracking the wittiest remarks ever, 
and helping Essie Donahue keep 4th floor North in stitches. 

Norfolk, Connecticut. 

Gilbert School. 

Library. 

Staff Editor "Review" (4). 




Evelyn Stillings 

Be it Y. W., Dorm Government, decorations for a dance, Mic, posters, or a dinner 
menu, you can be sure that Evelyn has had something to do with it. Freshman year 
she came to us a youngster. Sophomore year we thought she had grown up. But 
Junior and Senior years found her once more with bobbing curls. We wonder if this 
youthfulness is in anyway responsible for her eternal activity. 

50 Greenwood Ave., Swampscott. 

Swampscott High School. 

Secretarial. 

Poster Committee (1, 2, 3, 4), Glee Club (2, 3, 4), Junior Corridor Committee, 
Junior Welcoming Committee, Mic Show (3), Maqua Delegate (3), Dorm 
Council (4), House Senior (4), Y. W. C. A. Cabinet (4). 



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SENIORS 



Marion Styles 

Marion, although of a practical turn of mind, is a subtle charmer, You don't be- 
lieve it? Well, just watch her in our Simmons back yard. Hockey balls, tennis balls, 
basketballs, and baseballs just naturally seem to flit to her at precisely the right time. 
Elusive balls certainly aren't elusive for Marion! Rockford surely lost a good sport 
(taken in all the meanings of the word) when Marion packed her tooth-brush and came 
to Simmons! 

Momence, Illinois. 

Momence High School; Rockford College. 

Secretarial. 

Hockey (3, 4), President Illinois Club (4). 




Dagmar Svenson 

For two years we have had Dagmar, holding down Miss Goodrich's office with 
great aplomb, laughing with us, sometimes frowning upon our too exuberant activities, 
but always, by every word and deed, making us feel sorry for Connecticut College and 
glad for ourselves. Many are the times that the reputation of Simmons has hung on a 
thread woven in an evening dress by Dagmar's skillful fingers. 

90 Bishop Street, New Haven, Connecticut. 

New Haven High School; Connecticut College. 

Household Economics. 




Sarah Anna Swartz 

Parties! Sarah's right there with the decorative schemes, and woe unto that ma- 
terialistic soul who thinks more of gormandizing than of crepe paper and candles! How 
can a mortal bake such delicious Lord Baltimore cakes and never eat them? Sh! — 
"there's a reason!" Despite her enthusiasm for settlement work, surely Sarah's calling 
is entertaining in the White House. 

3031 Main St., Penbrook, Pennsylvania. 

Harrisburg High School, Bucknell University. 

Household Economics. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Usher President's Reception (3), Usher Class 
Day (3), Maqua Delegate (3). 




Katharine Wellington Sweet 



'K' 



"How infinite in faculty!" What more about this shining light among us need we 
say? She is, verily, the essence of brains and intellect. And what's more, and still 
better, she's "sweet by name and nature?" 
76 Townsend Road, Belmont. 
Cambridge High and Latin School. 
Secretarial. 

Glee Club (1), Junior Welcoming Committee, Lunchroom Committee (4), 
Chairman Senior-Freshman Welcoming Committee (4), Chairman Student 
Friendship Drive (4). 




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Rachel Taggebt 



'Rae" 



Hey diddle, diddle, Rachel's John, comes to East House night and morn. 
He gets off, while she gets on, the remarkable flivver of Rachel's John. 
Rachel is the one and only gloom dispenser. To listen to her one half hour is to 
court hysterics. 'Member the minister at the wedding? Well, he was Rachel. Now 
this is a secret, Rae sings, so don't be surprised when you hear golden notes issuing from 
East House parlor. 'Tis only Rae in a sentimental mood. 
35 Oak Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. 
Manchester High School. 
Secretarial. 
Junior-Freshman Wedding Party (3), Christmas Party Play (3). 




Thalia Gertrude Taylor 

Who, as a mere Junior, could have run our Dorm. Gov't, so successfully, keeping 
every rule herself — for once? 

Who has a voice which rumbles down in her boots and an intermittent giggle which 
punctuates every remark? 

Who is the living exception to the rule that "absence makes the heart grow fonder," 
and a lifelong warning to everv man that "out of sight is out of mind?" 
Who but Tee! 

407 West Sullivan Street, Olean, New York. 
Olean High School. 
Household Economics. 

Class Vice-President (1), Basketball (1), Treasurer Dormitory Government 
(2), Class Secretary (2), Y. W. C. A. Finance Committee (2), Speaker Sopho- 
more Luncheon, Class Hockey (2, 3), Vice-President Dormitory Govern- 
ment (3), Delegate to Women's Intercollegiate Association for Student Gov- 
ernment (3). 




Florence Thomas 



"Tommy" 



Tommy came, and went, and came back again. Tommy's hair was, and then was 
not, and now is again. For all of which we rejoice with exceeding gladness, because we 
like to have Tommy with us, and with us "with hair-pins." 

Here's a girl with a carefully regulated exuberance control, — -extraordinarily. 
But just watch her on the hockey field, and you'll notice that the control has htit control 
for an hour or two! 

Highland Road, Tiverton, Rhode Island. 
Durfee High School. 
Secretarial. 

Glee Club (1, 2), Mandolin Club (1,2), Junior Welcoming Committee, Hockey 
(3), Usher at Baccalaureate (3). 




Ruth Thomas 



'Tommy' 



Here's to Ruth Thomas, she's the best — little athlete that 1923 has ever produced, 
doctor when you're in want of remedies for sprains or bruises, advisor when you want a 
"ruth"less opinion on your last escapade, sleeper that Simmons can boast, (a circle of 
Big Bens would have no effect, — only a strong right arm, or earthquake, flood, or fire 
can separate "Tommy" from her BED). 

10G Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey. 
Bloomfield High School. 
Household Economics. 

Dormitory Council (1, 4), Class Voucher (1), Basketball (1, 3, 4), Class Mana- 
ger and Captain of Basketball (1), S. A. A. Executive Board {1, 4), Freshman 
Frolic Committee (1), Class Tennis Champion (1, 4), Hockey (1, 2, 4), 
Secretary S. A. A. (2), Treasurer Y. W. C. A. (2), Class Manager Baseball 
(2), College Baseball Manager (3), Usher Senior Prom (3), Usher President's 
Reception (3), Varsity Basketball (3), Track (3), Tennis Doubles (1, 3), 
College Basketball Manager (4), Varsity Hockey (4). 



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SENIORS 



Dorothy Claire Thompson 



""r\„f > 



Dot' 



Dot spends a good share of her time upholding the honor of the Library School. 
She does this cheerfully and well. She is seldom ruffled. Oh — she does fuss a bit, now 
and then, but. even when she is most vehement, you know she doesn't mean it. We 
have puzzled over this serenity of hers a good deal. The other night, as we tossed on 
our rumpled pillow, the solutions came to us. There are two of them. One is Avis 
Clarke. The other is Cliff Island, Maine. Even the trials of a Library student cannot 
disturb such a friendship as Avis' and Dot's for long. And no place on earth is quite 
so lovely as Cliff Island. No wonder Dorothy is happy. 

185 Whitney Street, Hartford, Connecticut 

Hartford High School. 

Library. 




Emily Thompson 



'Em" 



As a little word of advice to Simmon's instructors, we would suggest that they keep 
an eye on that new secretarial department that Emily is going to start. No, it isn't 
that we doubt her loyalty to her college, it's just that we know what wonderful ability 
she has for organization and management. 

Not only will her students be well trained workers, but we know they will be well- 
trained athletes as well; for certainly Emily's mighty tennis strokes and lengthy 
baseball throws aren't going to escape those observing pupils. We fear Emily will 
have to run two departments instead of one. 
118 Front Street, Owego, New York. 
Owego Free Academy. 
Secretarial. 

Chairman Des Moines Drive (1), House Chairman (1), Chairman Refresh- 
ments May Day (2), Tennis Manager (2), Vice-President S. A. A. (3), 
Chairman Junior Alumnae Conference (3), House Senior (4), Dorm Council 
(1), Secretary New York State Club (2). 




Frances Louise Tilden 



"Tilly" 



Had Frances lived in the time of William the Conqueror, the nomenclature on her 
tombstone might well have read "Tilly-the-Neat." More of us might have profited 
by her shining example, had we seen more of her. But a Buick roadster has whisked her 
out of our sight these whole four years. And now she plans to comb the snarls out of the 
llama's hair, and put some energy and order into South America — if Medford will let 
her! (Oh, those rides to Maine!) 

25 Page Street, Hallowell, Maine. 

Hallowell High School. 

Secretarial. 




Carolyn Towle 



"Carol" 



When she comes Moating into school 
Her face with merry smile is bright 
You'd guess she had some joke to tell 
And you'd be right. 

Oh, surely she's a happy lass 
Who's won for life the following line, 
"Beloved by all the library class" 
Our Caroline. 



102 Common Street, Walpole 
Walpole High School. 
Library. 



L,iorary. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, "Review" Faculty-news Committee. 




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Laura Townsend 

"Once upon a time a maid, 
"Sat demurely in the shade." 
It must have been just such a girl as Laura who inspired this song. Even now, 
after four years of 'John Simmons' prescription, she has retained that same sweet, un- 
affected demeanor. Learning industry doesn't seem to disturb her peace of mind, 
either. She sails serenely on without visible effort. As a secretary, she will be a per- 
fect little piece of efficiency. 

23 Arthur Street, Pemberton. 
Moses Brown School, Providence, Rhode Island. 
Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee, Lunchroom Committee (4), Faculty News 
Reporter for "Review" (4). 




Florence Trott 

These quiet people often-times surprise us. So with Florence. Her cleverness 
with the needle, with themes, and with the typewriter keys is amazing. 

One might think from a visit to Florence's room that there is only one "Teddy", 
but we've heard something about Bowdoin. 

19B Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Lela Dorothea Vogelius 



"Lee" 



Life for Lee is one snicker! And we don't wonder. She can make more breaks 
than could five others in the same length of time. And she simply delights in breaking 
up Mr. Collester's speech-making class or in kidding some innocent Harvard student out 
of his senses. She has two pet jokes, "Why should I call you for breakfast? I wasn't 
hungry," and, "Heard the story about the three men? He! he! he!" 

62 Oakland Ave., Bloomfield, New Jersey. 

Montclair High School. 

Secretarial. 

Endowment Committee (1), Waitress Sophomore Luncheon (1), Usher Senior- 
Faculty Party (3, 4), Junior Welcoming Committee. 



Miriam Sarah Wadhams 



'Mim" 




All people have hobbies. Most people have peculiar ones. Some people have one 
of diagnosing the characters of other people. If such a person were to see Miriam on a 
Chestnut Hill car. he would characterize her somewhat like this, "Nice, sensible girl, 
rather quiet and shy," and pass on to the crotchety old gentleman two seats back. But 
he would have been far from doing Mim justice. Most assuredly she is sensible, and 
conscientious too. Also she is painfully shy until she gets acquainted. Nevertheless, 
she has a mind of her own, which she expresses in no uncertain terms when the occasion 
demands. At such times we outwardly quake, and inwardly gloat with wicked glee. — 
If she should live to rival Methusalah, she would still keep people guessing as to just 
what she would do or say next. That is where her charm lies — in being different when 
you would expect her to be most conventional. 

Bloomfield, Connecticut. 

West Hartford High School. 

Household Economics. 

House Chairman (2), Dormitory Council (2), Song Committee for Sophomore 
Luncheon (2), Junior Welcoming Committee (3). 



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Marion Gertrude Walker 

Marion may be a Walker, but she is also a trotter. She is on the trot every minute 
of the day, for with all the Clubs and committees which are continuously calling for her 
cooperation, merely walking would never get her there. The accounts materials, which 
she usually has under her arm, may be for Mr. Turner, for the Massachusetts Club, or 
for "Nat" Hall (this last is a society). But whoever, or whatever they are for, you may 
be sure they're up-to-date, and in a most legible form. And one word more. Marion's 
"busy" sign never keeps out friends. 

12 Magnolia Sq., Dorchester. 
Girls' Latin School. 
Secretarial. 

President Mass. Club (3, 4), Microcosm Advertising Board (3), Hockey (3), 
Class Vice-President (4), Student Government Secretary (4), Student 
Government Council (4), Class Executive Board (4), Lunch-room Commit- 
tee (4). 




Marjorie Wallis 



'Marj" 



Some day when the New Simmons Dictionary for the Class of '23 comes out, one 
of the synonyms for "neatness" will be Marjorie Wallis. How on earth she does it, 
we can not tell, but never have we seen Marjorie, or Marjorie's room, out of order. If 
she were to take part in a Ghost Walk as it was in the days before "Regulations," after 
the last uppity ghost had been vanquished, Marj would emerge calm, smiling, a little 
flushed perhaps, but with never a hair out of place nor a wrinkle in her immaculate, 
tailored shirtwaist. 

3 Marlboro Road, Derry, New Hampshire. 

Pinkerton Academy. 

Secretarial. 

Junior Welcoming (3), President New Hampshire Club (4). 




Mildred Walter 

We used to flatter ourselves that Mildred came to Simmons because we were so 
enchanting. Imagine our chagrin to find the distance between Boston and Brown the 
deciding factor! However, it remains a fact that Brown comes to Boston because 
Mildred makes Simmons so enticing. Any information regarding the best places to 
dance (previousl. approved) may be had from Miss Walter, though we can tell you 
now that the the Copley is her favorite. 

S2 Larch Street, Providence, R. I. 

Hope Street High School, Providence, R. I. 

Secretarial. 

Glee Club {1, 2, 3, 4), Class Hockey (1, 3, 4), Class Track (1), Vice-President 
R. I. Club, Sub-class Hockey (2), President R. I. State Club (4). 




Regina Wardwell 

Reggie, she sure is the acme of poise; 
She knows when to be silent, and when to make noise. 
She knows just what to do, and just what to wear 
On every occasion, to every affair. 

Demure? Well, — perhaps she's- inclined that way 
But just watch her blush if you happen to say, 
"My dearest Miss Wardwell, will you please explain. 
The process of 'phoning from Philly to Maine?" 

112 Center Street, Bangor, Maine. 

Bangor High School; Smith College. 

Secretarial. 

House Chairman (1, 3), Dormitory Council (1, 3). 



'Reggie" 




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Leone Warren 

Leone has lots of ability, both in the class room and down town at the Student's 
College Club. Yes, indeed, many a student, a stranger in town, has had his life made 
more cheerful because of Leone's entertaining ways. We hope your work will continue 
for there are always lonesome folks around. 

Who is there that can compare with Leone for neatness? Be it her person or her 
accounts page, there is not a spot nor a blot to be seen. Truly one has much skill who 
can ward off the blues and blots. 

15 Summit Street, West Somerville. 
Somerville High School. 
Secretarial. 

Secretary, Somerville Simmons Club (2), Mandolin Club (2, 3), Treasurer 
Somerville Simmons Club (3), Lunch Room Committee (4). 




Katherine Waterbury 



"Kath" 



A capacity for arguing with the most indisputably perfect logic that ever failed of 
being clapped into a law school. Oh Kath! You have missed your calling. Yet we 
doubt if your grave companions of the bar would appreciate half as much as we do, that 
little streak of irresponsibility about meeting classes, that childish delight in squander- 
ing a nickle on a dill pickle and an evening on the pros and cons of keeping one's maiden 
name after marriage, and that apparent inattention in class which proves so exaspera- 
tingl.v fruitful in sprung hour quizzes. 

Ballston Spa, New York. 

Ballston Spa High School. 

Household Economics. 

Executive Board Civic League (4). 




Martha Weare 



"Marth' 



Marth always looks and acts just as she should — a second "Beau Brummel" in the 
feminine gender. When she joined our class Junior year, we hardly caught a glimpse of 
her petite nose, until we discovered her talents when she was hostess of the Junior Alumnae 
Conference. If you want to know "the thing" to do, ask Martha — you won't need any 
Book of Etiquette. 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

National Cathedral School, Washington, D. C. 

Milwaukee-Downer College, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Secretarial. 

Junior-Alumnae Conference Hostess, House Senior, Dormitory Council (4). 




Louise Weaver 

To think of Louise Weaver is to think of Detroit and Uncle Sam's mail carriers. 
Louise certainly is all for the Detroit male, and the Detroit mail is all for Louise. We'd 
like to tell the lucky man (confidentially of course) that he's getting a Household Ec-er 
who is right there at slinging good hash. 

320 High St., Lockport, New York. 
Loekport High School. 
Household Economics. 

House Chairman (1), Honor Board (2, 3, 4), Finance Committee Y. W. C. A., 
Chairman Program Committee for Junior Prom. 



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Ruth White 

To but mention her name suggests industry. Did anyone ever see Ruth when she 
wasn't busy? No! No one ever did. She starts in before the rising bell rings in the 
morning, and we are informed that she can heel a sock and write an English theme in 
Psych ! 

But, unlike many busy people Ruth is never so busy that she doesn't have time to 
sa> a cheery word, or do the little kind deeds that really count. 
Beechwood Heights, Bound Brook, New Jersey. 
Plainfield High School. 
Secretarial. 




Mary Whittier 

Quiet, retiring Mary. She certainly did surprise us all. How were we to know 
when we met her quietly passing through the corridors, that she was keeping something 
from us? How were we to interpret that shy, happy gleam in her eyes? How did we 
know there was someone, somewhere, even as far away as Turkey, just waiting for a 
chance to set his foot on good, old New England soil? How were we to know all this? 
Well, the fact is, we didn't! Until — well — Mary just couldn't keep it a secret any 
longer. She just had to share it with us, so she showed us the ring. That was enough 
— we guessed the rest for you know we Simmons girls are quite clever at guessing! 

70 Dennison Avenue, Framingham. 

Framingham High School. 

Secretarial. 




Genette Margaret Wierman 

It is Genette, and girls like her, who keep those who start something in the athletic 
line around Simmons, from absolute despair. The intentions of most of us to come out 
for hockey and basketball and so forth, are excellent, — very excellent indeed. But 
somehow, we never get there. With Genette it's different. She does what she intends 
to do, thereby cheering the heart of the S. A. A, president and her aides. 

302 East Church Street, Urbana, Ohio. 

Urbana High School. 

Household Economics. 

President Ohio Clubs (3, 4), Junior Welcoming Committee, Hockey, Y. W. C. 
A. Membership Committee (4). 




Bertha Wilson 

"Pleasure and action make the hours seems short." 
Let the truth be known! Bertha doesn't quite see why Simmons Secretaries have 
so much stupid home-work thrust upon them, "It takes so-o-o much time." And 
really, shopping-trips downtown and parties out in Boston's suburbs add far more to 
one's education. Yes, even counting calories, or maintaining automobile service to and 
from college is more fun than delving into the depths of accounts. Speaking of ma- 
chines. Bertha certainly lias k ept up a close competition with the Boston Elevated these 
four years. She has robbed them of several good patrons, for the other Somerville 
girls apparently have found riding in a perfectly good Marmon far more enjoyable than 
hanging on to a strap. And that's just one example of Bertha's generositv. 

66 Highland Road, West Somerville. 

Somerville High School. 

Secretarial. 

Mandolin Club (2), Junior Welcoming Committee. 




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Edith Mae Wilson 



"Ede" 



Edith is quite a solemn-looking person, owing to those tortoise shell glasses, — but 
don't let her fool you. She can be serious to be sure, but she can show her less serious 
side without trying very hard. Ede is one of the quiet, likable ones of our class. I can 
hear her now, as she reads this, saying, "Know any more jokes?" But it's no joke 
this time, Ede, it's the truest truth. 

752 Franklin Street, Melrose Highlands. 

Melrose High School. 

Secretarial. 

Lunch Room Committee (4). 




Elsie May Wilson 

Here is a girl who never lets pleasure interfere with business. She never puts off 
till tomorrow what can be done today, but on the contrary, makes hay (by the wagon- 
load) while the sun shines. 

Had the "preparedness" propagandists — "befo* de wah" — wanted to impress our 
class — (always assuming that '23 had existed at that time) with the results their policies 
would achieve, they could have found no better way than to have put on display life- 
sized portraits of Elsie with the accompanying epithet "You, too, can be like this!" 
85 Cleveland Street, Arlington. 
Secretarial. 




Irene Wilson 

Hail to the "speed" queen! Medals — gold, tin and platinum — she'd win them all 
in any "speed test" sprung in any class. For the typewriter holds no terrors for Irene. 
Whatever keys she hits respond, quickly and correctly. They seem her slaves. Nor 
must we forget her mastery of other keys besides. The pianola is a poor competitor 
when Irene begins to punish the ivories. And thank goodness we don't have to urge 
her to play. We like people who are obliging — like Irene! 

40 Otis Street, Norwich, Connecticut. 

Norwich Academy. 

Secretarial. 

Sophomore Sssh Committee, Junior Welcoming Committee. 




Madeline Wilson 

We don't know why, but Madeline has an awf'ly pessimistic strain in her. Imagine, 
her favorite pastime is playing solitaire! Perhaps that is the only card game approved 
by the clergy, or does she think her time for solitaire is getting short? 

Holley, New York. 

Holley High School; Normal School. 

Secretarial. 

House Chairman (4), Dorm Council (4). 



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SENIORS 



Olive Wilson 



"Willie" 



A little ray of sunshine follows her everywhere. She is a friend to everyone and is 
always willing to lend a helping hand. How anyone can get such marks in "short" and 
"type" is past understanding until one learns that speed is essential in any heavy cor- 
respondence, and Olive has an awfully large number of letters to answer. Why not 
equally good reports in English? Well, when actions speak louder than words, why 
talk? ' 

til Morgan St., New Bedford, Mass. 

New Bedford High School. 

Secretarial. 




Jeannette Winstian 



If, by any chance, your troubles depress you, or studies worry a bit, it's an inspira- 
tion to be near Jeannette and imbibe a little of her unperturbed, care-free atmosphere. 
Jeannette doesn't believe in worrying, and for that reason ranks with those lucky indi- 
viduals who usually get the most out of life by not taking it too seriously. She's lucky 
in lots of other games too, perhaps because she knows some of the arts of sophistication. 
But Jeannette's way is natural and graceful and lends itself to unusual charm, especially 
striking in the ballroom (and you will admit that that appeals more than the class- 
room). 

444 Union Street, Hudson, New York. 

Hudson High School. 

Secretarial. 

Fashion Show (3, 4), Tennis (3). 




Gertrude Mann Wonson 



"Gert" 



Did you just see a tall, dignified, neat-to-the-nth-degree Secretary hurrying down 
the corridor to class? That's Gert! Calm, collected, conscientious, with a lot of stick- 
to-it-iveness, — nothing seems to bother her. She can accomplish anything from Track 
and Glee Club to good-looking posters for Mr. Collester's Business English with equal 
satisfaction. Those of us who know her well, are mighty glad to have her for a friend; 
and those of us who do not, always wonder what lies behind her poise and dignity. 
Sunrise Heights, Gloucester, Mass. 
Gloucester High School. 
Secretarial. 

Track Manager (2), Chairman May Dav Decorating Committee (2), Maqua 
Delegate (2, 3), Mrc Show (2, 3, 4), Track (2, 3, 4), Chairman Program 
Committee for Tech Dance (3), Glee Club {2, 3, 4), Cap and Gown Com- 
mittee (4), President Musical Association (4), Y. W. Cabinet (3, 4), Sub- 
Undergraduate Field Representative (3), Undergraduate Representative 
(4). 




Iris Woodman 



"I" 



Pep? She has plenty of it. Coaching Dramatics, talking French or playing a 
ukeleli, Iris can be counted upon to do well. Even copy tests hold no terrors for "I." 
Her one ambition is to make a perfect copy the first time in Typewriting SI. 

Although a commuter, "I" has never missed anything which has gone on at Col- 
lege, especially dances. Can we guess her favorite dance song, or should we consult 
the Harvard Medical records about that? 

IS Bowker St., Brookline. 

Brookline High School. 

Secretarial. 

President French Club (3, 4), Leader of Jazz Orchestra (4), Dramatics (3, 4). 




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Marion Constance Woodward 

The bell has rung long since. The door opens. With a huge smile and a naughty 
twinkle, Marion slips by the Prof, and slyly into her seat. Five minutes elapse. "Oh, 
that man!" The poor Prof didn't wear the right necktie and Marion loses interest. 
We rest assured that this period will yield but blank pages in Marion's notebook. 

In spite of such Profs. Marion lives happily on, — a special specimen of calmness 
and unchangeable serenity. View her in any kitchen, be it the College Lab. or that 
darling tea-room in Portsmouth, and you will find her unruffled, no matter if the cake 
did fall, and an extra large group of people flocked in for tea. 

4 Eulow Street, Beach Bluffs. 

Swampscott High School. 

Household Economics. 

Endowment Captain (1). 




Esther Ziselman 

Menorah's leader, the Review's Conan Doyle, and Pop's righthand man on Wed- 
nesdays — that's Esther. She's as busy a lady as you can find. She plays a snappy 
game of hockey, dances like Irene Castle herself, and when it comes to making speeches 
— well just ask her about her old friend Tutankhamen. 
45 Gaston Street, Roxbury, 
Dorchester High School. 
Secretarial. 

Orchestra (1), Junior Welcoming Committee, President Menorah (3, 4), 
Hockey (4). 




Helen Zons 

Tall, blond and stately is this Helen. Woe be unto the person who says a word 
against Simmons, to this true-blue member of '23. Given a second story room and a fire 
escape rope, and we believe Helen would repeat her Sophomore ghost walk stunt. Slid- 
ing down a rope has some advantages disregarding burnt hands, hasn't it, Helen? 
Pleasantville, Pennsylvania. 
Edinbo>-o State Normal School. 
Household Economics. 

House Chairman (1), Endowment Captain (3, 4), Junior Welcoming Com- 
mittee. 




Jean Murdock 
c Her memory long will live in all our hearts." 



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Presidents of the Class of 1923 





MARY LOU 



BOB 





SLOATY 



POKEY 



1923 



SENIORS 



Officers of the Class of 192 3 



FRESHMAN YEAR 



President 

President (second half) 

Vice-President 

Vice-President (second half) 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Treasurer (second half) 



Mary Lou Eckles 

Natalie Peibce 

Rachel Adams 

Thalia Taylor 

Barbara Lynch 

Irene Cook 

Clarissa Hulse 



SOPHOMORE YEAR 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Barbara Lynch 

Ruth Leavitt 

Thalia Taylor 

Helen Good ell 



JUNIOR YEAR 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Evelyn Sloat 

Helen Goodell 

Ruth Leavitt 

Eleanor Howland 



SENIOR YEAR 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Eleanor Cassidy 

Marion Walker 

Helen Goodell 

Clarissa Hulse 



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Former Members of the Class of 1923 



Albee, Marjorie M. 
Alden, Adah Z. 
Abbott, Marjorie L. 
Allen, Simonetta I. 
Aronson, Sarah 
Baldwin, Nancy B. 
Bartlett, Natalie 
Berry, Elizabeth 
Booth, Helen G. 
Bridgham, Mildred R. 
Buchanan, Marion I. 
Buckley, Eleanor O. 
Bushey, Resta I. 
Cain, Helen 
Callan, Virginia H. 
Carson, Rosalie 
Chamney', Hester 
Chapin, Barbara 
Cody, Catherine E. 
Cole, Katharyn 
Cole, Ruth H. 
Cook, Irene E. 
Cooke, Barbara 
Crawford, Hazel V. 
Cummings, Dorothy C. 
Davis, Helen M. 
Deernie, Helen 
Donaldson, Marjorie E. 
Doran, Myla E. 
Drew, Dorothy 
Edwards, Ly-dia M. 
Elkin, Felice 
Fallan, Genevieve R. 
Foley, Alice C. 
Follett, Margaret E. 
Gale, Hazel L. 
Galloway, Bessie 
Goldstein, Anna L. 
Gwynne, Dorothy E. 
Hahn, Ethel G. 
Hall, Marjorie M. 
Hall, Thelma F. 
Hanchett, Hazel C. 
Harlow, Ruth 
Hansen, Evelina 
Hayes, Marion 
Hoffmann, Pauline 
Howard, Marjorie E. 
Howell, Frances 
Hughes, Mary E. 
Hunt, Marion 
Jacobson, Elsie A. 
Jansen, H. Harrietts 
Jennings, Frances 
Jelliffe, Jessie 
Johnson, Marion L. 
Keech, Josephine S. 
Keil, Alice M. 
Kimball, Helen R. 
Landy, Sarah 
Loyd, Charlotte M. 



Longley, Christyne E. 
Ludy, Marguerite T. 
Lynch, Honora G. 
McCourt, Florence K. 
McCrillis, Bessie J. 
McDonald, Clara F. 
McGrath, Ruth A. 
McKinnon, M. Dorothy 
McLaughlin, Kathryn L. 
Marcus, Jean B. 
Marshall, Mary B. 
Martin, Lois G. 
Mathews, Julia L. 
Monette, Lucille M. 
Monroe, Beatrice S. 
Moore, Olive B. 
Moran, Lillian E. 
Murphy, Rosalind A. 
Paul, Lucille A. 
Peavey, Evely'n W. 
Peck, Helen L, S. 
Pierce Natalie 
Peniston, Ruth 
Pflamn, Ruth S. 
Phillips, Hope 
Potter, Mary S. 
Prince, Marion C. 
Pynney, Martha E. 
Rabinowitz, Frances 
Robarge, Alyse M. 
Ruggles, Barbara M. 
Sargeant, Dorothy A. 
Schmidt, Helen M. 
Shaw, Estella M. 
Sims, May 
Sloane, Esther M. 
Slimmer, Ernestine 
Smead, Jeannette 
Smith, Frances M. 
Smith, Gertrude J. 
Smith, Hazel M. 
solovitch, sadye 
Spear, Dorothy 
Speer, F. Virginia 
Spence, Jessie S. 
Spitzer, Elizabeth K. 
Steeves, Louise M. 
Stinchfield, Lyle C. 
Sullivan, Agnes 
Thomas, Madeline F. 
Tierney, Marie A. 
Tirrell, Natalie 
Tishermann, Anna 
Tonon, Florina 
Trautwein, Elizabeth 
Wells, Margery B. 
Wentworth, Nola L. 
Wolfe, Edna 
Wulf, Helene B. 
Yerxa, Burnett 
Zander, Ethel L. 



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Senior Subjects 











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1923 



JUNIORS 




Class of 1924 



Offi 



cers 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Libbie Sweet 

Alice Sturdevaxt 

. Alice Mason 

Mary Craig 



Executive Board 



Household Economics 
Secretarial 
Library . 
Science . 
Social Service . 
Cheer Leader . 



Sylvia Wheelock 

Lucixda Jennison 

Jessie R. Davis 

Dorothy McAdams 

. Ruth Butler 

Laura Currier 



Class Colors 

Yellow and White 




yJnii'l'Wi [ ; ',. „, i cw' 



Class Mascot 
White Rabbit 



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Class of I 9 2 4 



Ackerman, Sylvia 
Alger, Ruth 
Allen, Alice G. 
Allen, Elsie M. 
Amerise, Amelia I. 
Bailey, Frances 
Baker, Bessie S. 
Band, Eva A. 
Baringer, Dorothy R. 
Bayard, Eva 
Bayard, Hannah R. 
Bayers, Edith G. 
Bellinger, Margaret 
Bennet, Florence 
Bensen, Martha H. 
Berry, Geraldine 
Bjornwall, Gertrude 
Blair, Mary M. 
Blatterman, Eleanor E. 
Blood, Mary K. 
Bouck, Constance W. 
Bradford, Louise 
Brooks, Helen 
Broward, Agnes C. 
Brown Helen I. 
Buck, Louise 
Butler, Ruth E. 
Calderara, Josephine M. 
Cartland, Rachel W. 
Cashman, Dorothea 
Cass, Anna M. 
Chamberlain, Charlotte H. 
Chandonnet, Lucille M. 
Childs, Marjorie W. 
Clock, Mae D. 
Cohen, Helen N. 
Craig, Mary A. 
Crocker, Dorothy G. 
Crofoot, Jessie A. 
Currier, Laura 
Curtis, Sarah E. 
Daggett, Carolyn V. 
Dalsgaard, Ragnhild C. 
Davis, Jessie R. 
Daw, Ruth L. 
Decker, Marian E. 
Dick, Hazel A. 
Dodge, Constance A. 

DOOHUTE, G LADY'S M. 

Dow, Alice D. 
Dugina, Isabel V. 
Dutch, Emily M. 
Eddy, Pauline 
Ellis, Clara F. 
Emerson, Ruth 
Enslin, Doris W. 
Farrar, Dorothy G. 
Fensterwald, Lucille 
Fisher, Ida A. 
Flynn, Eileen M. 
Fogg, Marjorie C 
Foreman, Isabelle A. 



Foreman, Jeanette F. 
Forsythe, Helen G. 
Foster, Grace H. 
French, Louise J. 
Gilliatt, Mildred D. 
Goldings, Jennie R. 
Goodman, Ruth R. 
Gordon, Caroline 
Granara, Ina M. 
Greenshields, Marguerite S. 
Gregory, Emily H. 
Guinan, Mary L. 
Gustafson, Florence L. 
Haggkrist, Anna L. 
Hall, Clara E. 
Hamilton, Elizabeth G. 
Harpel, Anne 
Hart, Ethel M. 
Hartness, Ethel L. 
Haynes, Virginia R. 
Hays, Dorothy 
Hayward, Alice W. 
Heap, Edythe E. 
Heilman, Louise D. 
Hemenway, Frances 
Hill, Elizabeth H. 
Hob art, Katherine 
Holmstrom, Edith V. 
Hovey. Edith 
Howard, Helen 
Hoyt, Mildred 
Hunt, Ruth G. 
Hutchinson, Doris E. 
Hyde, Dorothy M. 
Jameson, Ruth T. 
Jennison, Lucinda M. 
Johnson, Mildred M. 
Jones, Selma 
Judson, Gertrude M. 
Kaplan, Bessie 
Kapples, Ellen F. 
Kelley, Minnie E. 
Kenoh, Elizabeth 
Kenerson, Hazel K. 
Kennedy, Mary A. 
Kennedy, Winifred 
Kibbe, Ruby E. 
Klee, Laura M. 
Kroft, Sophie R. 
Lance, I. Muriel 
Langley, Ruth S. 
Law, Dorothy F. 
Lawler, Anna M. 
Leverone, Rose W. 
Lightbody, Dorothy 
McAdams, Dorothy B. 
McAndrews, Katherine F. 
McGaffin, Mary Ann 
McGill, Gertrude 
McIver, M. Elizabeth 
MacKeen, Anna M 
MacNevin, Isabel E. 



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JUNIORS 



McRae, Lucy 
Madden, Dorothea M. 
Mann, Ruth 
Marden, Louise G. 
Martin, Carrie A. 
Mason, Alice de L. 
Maynard, Janet 
Merrill, F. Joy 
Miller, H. Elizabeth 
Millett, Ursula 
Montague, Mrs. 0. C. 
Moore, Eleanor L. 
Moorhead, Phoebe 
Morehouse, Norma H. 
Morgan, Clarissa 
Morse, S. Priscilla 
Morton, E. Bickley 
Moxley, Muriel 
Munson, Barbara A. 
Meyerson, J. Bertha 
Nash, Katherine A. 
Newell, Constance E. 
O'Leary, Helen M. 
Olsen, Olga 
Pfeiffer, Marion E. 
Pitt, Eleanor G. 
Pool, Lena M. 
Pope, Frances 
Rice, Lucinda H. 
Riet, Ruth E. 
Rindge, Eleanor 
Rittenhouse, Jane K. 
Roach, Selma B. 
Robinson, Bessie 
Rogers, Marjorie 
Rose, Edith M. 
Rosenberg, Zelda 
Rossi, Lena R. 
Ruprecht, Anna Marie 
Sanborn, Irene H. 
Saperstein, Sara 
Schnerfeld, Marie E. 
Scofield, Margaret 
Scott, Hazel A. 
Sharp, Wilda O. 
Shaw, Lorna H. 



SiBGBRj Catherine W. 
Siskind, Evelyn E. 
Small, Florence T. 
Smith, Helen C. 
Southworth, Ruth 
Spaulding, Ruth 
Sperl, Amalia 
Stanley, Isabel 
Starkey, M. Eleanor 
Stone, Rachel 
Sturdevant, Alice II . 
Sturdevant, Harriet H. 
Sullivan, Mary F. 
Swanson, Rhoda 
Sweet, Libbie S. 
Taylor, Mariorie D. 
Terrill, Jane V. 
Thomas, Elizabeth 
Thomas, Ruth L. 
Thumuth, Romola 
Tipert, Hilda E. 
Toney, Frances X. 
Tongas, Helen T. 
Trask, Grace H. 
Trautwein, Margaret 
Trefethen, Mary - L. 
Troy, Catherine A. 
Usher, Sarah M. 
Vanderman, Irene 
Wager, Mary A. 
Washburn, Mary 
Weeks, Ethel I. 
Weis, Kathryn D. 
Welles, Jean F. 
Wenderoth, Katherine I. 
Wheelock, Elizabeth 
Wheelock, Syxvia 
White, Thelma R. 
Wickham, Hazel L. 
Wilkins, Dorothy' E. 
Willard, Helen M. 
Williams, Marion M. 
Williams, Mildred D. 
Wilson, Barbara Y. 
Woodbury, Ruth A. 




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SOPHOMORES 



1923 



SOPHOMORES 




Class of 192 5 

Officers 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Esther Babbitt 

Lois Bjorxsox 

Dorothy Cleveland 

. Mildred Poxthax 



Executive Board 



Household Econ 
Secretarial 
Library . 
Science . 
Social Work 
Cheer Leader 



Marion Abbott 

Elsa Badger 

Catherixe Roess 

Eleaxor MacDoxald 

Ottile Moss 

Marjorie Weeks 



Class Colors 

Purple and Silver 




Class Mascot 
White Elephaxt 



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Class of 1925 



Abbott, Marion Dennis 

ACKERMANN, EmMALINE 

Adams, Carolyn Louise 
Alcock, Gladys 
Aldrich, Louise Lois 
Alger, Grace Linwood 
Allen, Vivian Gertrude 
Allston, My'rtle Marion 
Ansell, Madeline 
Antone, Bertha Mary 
Armstrong, Helen Hanson 
Atwood, Barbara 
Babbitt, Esther 
Babcook, Myrtle 
Badger, Elsa 
Barnes, Evelyn 
Barrett, Leone Martha 
Batchelder, Anna Elizabeth 
Bateman, Lillian B. 
Baumberger, Mrs. Alberta 
Beadle, Katherine Welles 
Beals, Charlotte 
Beals, Dorothy Whitney 
Beatty, Anne Burlingame 
Bennett, Florence Ada 
Benson, Dorothea 
Betts, Sally Burwell 
Bianchi, Elvira Lucia 
Bidwell, Marion Ruth 
Biggar, Mary' Hall 
Bjornson, Lois Marion 
Bookhout, Anna E. 
Brady', Clarissa M. 
Brennan, Mary Louise 
Briggs, Marion Esther 
Brown, Grace Imogene 
bullard, phy'llis elizabeth 
Bumstead, Evelyn 
burnham, wllhelmina 
Butler, Gertrude Lewis 
Cady, Paulina Lee 
Calderara, Josephine 
Caldwell, Laura D. 
Caldwell, Mary Eleanor 
Campbell, May Edith 
Campbell, Phyllis Louise 
Campion, Margaret Eleanor 
Chadbourne, Elizabeth 
Chamberlain, Helen L. 
Chapin, Gertrude 
Chase, Elizabeth 
Chesley-, Edna May 
Clapp, Elizabeth 
Clark, Clara Colby 
Clark, Hannah Eloise 
Cleveland, Dorothy 
Coachman, Mildred Ellis 
Cochlin, Lucy Ann 
Coffee, Mina Ellen 
Colley', Sarah Eleanor 
Comack, Mary Alice 
Coombs, Grace Frances 
Currier, Vera Mae 



Curtis, Cordelia Mary 
Cusick, Florence E. 
Davis, Doris Viola 
Davis, Marion 
Deehan, Mary Louise 
Dillingham, Annie 
Dinsmore, Mary 
Dow, Katherine 
Eaton, Helen 
Egbert, Winnifred E. 
Ellis, Edith Vivian 
Enslin, Doris Winifred 
Falkner, Helen Butler 
Finn, Janet 
Foreman, Isabelle 
Fowler, Frances 
Fullerton, Frances 
Gabb, Eunice Ethelwyn 
Gaffney, Gladys Mildred 
Gallinger, Eleanor Berge 
Gault, Marian Louise 
Ginn, Beryl 
Gold, Ruby May- 
Goodman, Ruth Rachael 
Gordon, Caroline 
Graham, Madeleine H. 
Graves, Florence W. 
Griffin, Cynthia 
Grogan, Ruth Everett 
Guinn, Ivy Joe 
Haman, Catherine Small 
Harrison, Mary 
Hartshorne, Anne Haight 
Hauser, Ruth 
Hedges, Eleanor 
Heller, Sophia Clarice 
Hemelright, Norma 
Heuser, Ethleen Louise 
Hillberg, Ruth Josephine 
Holbrook, Esther Buck 
Hollick, Doris M. 
Homer, Genifred 
Howard, Elizabeth 
Howard, Margaret 
Howe, Nellie Flora 
Hughes, Winifred Marion 
Hunt, Ruth Valena 
Hurlbut, Helen Proal 
Hutchinson, Gertrude R. 
Jacot, Dorothy' Marie 
Jacot, Majorie Edna 
Jagodnik, Martha Hilda 
Jenks, Helen F. 
Jenks, Margaret Lee 
Jones, Ruth Baker 
Kaslin, Harriet Bellin 
Keene, Madeline F. 
Kendall, Sarah Rebecca 
Klein, Mildred 
Knight, Marion Amelia 
Langwill, Kathryn E. ■ 
Lawler, Katherine May' 
Lawton, Laura Frances 



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SOPHOMORES 



Lawton, Leone Ray 
Lay, Margaret 
Lee, Eleanor McKeown 
Leinonen, Aina Aline 
Lindberg, Mildred Mae 
Livingston, Claire Lodise 
Lord, Beatrice Mae 
Louwerse, Louise Berdella 
Lovejoy, Margaret 
Lynch, Marion Frances 
McClurg, Rachel Mary 
McDonald, Eleanor Frances 
McIver, Mary Elizabeth 
Mackedon, Mary Regina 
McLane, Ruth 
MacLeod, Catherine 
Mann, Ruth Cynthia 
Marchant, Elsie Louise 
Marley, Helen Elizabeth 
Massee, Marjorie Elizabeth 
Matson, Ruth Luella 
Maus, Mildred 
Mayers, Mellanea 
May'nard, Janet 
Mayo, Lucy Louise 
Mendell, Phyllis 
Messier, Blanche C. 
Miller, Dorothy J. 
Mills, Dolores Hall 
Mitchell. Kathleen Sephora 
More, Maud Elizabeth 
Morris, Frances Krause 
Morrissette, Beatrice C. 
Moss, Ottille Elberta 
Murdy, Bernice 
Newman, Elinore 
Newton, Elizabeth Caldwell 
Packard, Hellaine Arathusa 
Page, Eleanor Spring 
Park, Gertrude 
Parker, Clara Rosaline 
Patton, Gertrude 
Payne, Lillian 
Pearson, Katherine 
Peirce, Harriet Robinson 
Peirce, Jeannette Bridgham 
Peterson, Beryx Agnes 
Peterson, Mary Elizabeth 



Ponthan, Mildred Arnold 
Preiss, Adele Evelyn 
Pryor, Minnia Louise 
Ramsbottom, Gladys X. 
Rathbone, Constance 
Redfern, Alice Bisbee 
Reed, Mary Mallory 
Richardson, Pauline S. 
Rising, Katherine 
Roach, Margaret Estelle 
Robbins, Martha Laura 
Robinson, Bessie 
Rogers, Katherine 
Rose, Katherine Gail 
Rossman, Eunice 
Rowley-, Louise 
Rubert, Thorndike 
Ryan, Jeanne 
Ryxey, Dorothy May 
Sadow, Helen Dorothy 
Sargent, Abbie E. 
Selig, Edith 
Schuyler, Katherine 
Sharkey, Sadie Louise 
Shea, Marjorie Louise 
Smart, Elizabeth Alice 
Southworth, Deane 
Spencer, Agnes Bethune 
Stone, Florence G. 
Sylva, Madeleine Ruth 
Taylor, Eyely - n Happy 
Thompson, Dorothy - Louise 
Thomson, Maud Adelaide 
Tolman, Jane C. 
Toro, Josefina del 
Vail, Dorothy- Randall 
Walker, Pauline Caroline 
Weaver, Marion Harned 
Weeks, Marjorie Lois 
Welch, Marie Louise 
Weld, Doris Elizabeth 
Wells, Margaret Brice 
Whalen, Mary - Margaret 
Whitworth, Hazel May 
Wilkinson, Mina Mary 
Williams, Louise 
Willlams, Madeline E. 
Worthington, Ruby - Clark 
Zovickian, Haigouhy" 




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1923 



FRESHMEN 




Class of 192 6 

Officers 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Marion DuRoss 

Helen Connly 

Eleanor Maitland 

Ethyl Marshall 



Executive Board 



Household Economics 
Secretarial 
Library . 
Science . 
Social Service 
Cheer Leader 



Mary Scheifly 

Marian Fearny 

Frances Smitley 

Marian Rowell 

Elizabeth Proctor 

Albertine Parker 



Class Colors 

Red and White 




Class Mascot 
Owl 



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Class of 192 6 



Adams, Dorothy 
Adams, Elizabeth M. 
Adams, Elizabeth S. 
Adams, Florence W. 
Adams, Ruth 
Agambar, Pearl 
Allardice, Janice B. 
Allen, Fredericka 
Allen, Lois M. 
Andrews, Martha H. 
Aronson, Violet 
Baker, Elizabeth 
Baker, Marian L. 
Borden. Elizabeth 
Barnes, Margaret A. 
Barney, Mary S. 
Barney, Mildred A. 
Bartlett, Rachel W. 
Bates, Elizabeth T. 
Baumgarten, Helene 
Bearse, Lorna 
Beatty, Mary R. 
Beck, Grace 
Becker, Ethel F. 
Becker, Pauline 
Bellizea, Rose F. 
Bendure, Zelma G. 
Benink, Elizabeth 
Bingham, Helen W. 
Bjork, Viola D. 
Blood, Mary H. 
Bone, Bessie L. 
Borglum, Monica S. 
Bourne, Ruth B. 
Bozovsky, Elizabeth K. 
Brick, Helen R. 
Brickett, Margaret F. 
Brodine, Josephine 
Bryant, Alice M. 
Camp, Miriam C. 
Campbell, Judith 
Capen, Marjorie 
Caplan, Hyson 
Carpenter, Priscilla 
Carroll, Elizabeth C. 
Carter, Florence A. 
Cashman, Katherine G 
Childs, Lucia G. 
Clapp, Mrs. Irene T. 
Clark, Ruth L. 
Clark, Elizabeth P. 
Cleveland, Marjorie 
Cockrun, Crete M. 
Coffey, Sarah F. 
Colahan, Esther A. 
Coleman, Helen G. 
Colodny', Miriam R. 
Connly, Helen B. 
Cook, Hope P. 
Cooper, Marian E. 
Corcoran, Dorothy M. 
Cox, Jessie U. 



Cox, Verna E. 
Croft, Ruth M. 
Crossman, Helen M. 
Cunningham, Helen 
Curran, Emily 
Cushman, Carolyn L. 
Dailey, Margaret C. 
Dallinger, Lucy K. 
Davis, Edith M. 
Denniston, Katherine R. 
Dickson, Irene 
Dobk, Lillian M. 
Daud, Dorothy E. 
DuRoss, Marian R. 
Early', Edith 
Eldridge, Elizabeth A. 
Emerson, Mildred H. 
Enslin, Eleanor M. 
Erickson, Lillian A. 
Evans, Helen A. 
Favreau, Jeannette F. 
Fearney Marian 
Fendel, Ida E. 
Field, Caroline A. 
Finkbine, Eleanor 
Foering, Louise J. 
Forman, Elizabeth M. 
French, Olivia 
Fritch, Eleanor M. 
Frost, Phyllis M. 
Gale, Burneise T. 
Gandy, Margaret E. 
Gardiner, Fannie L. 
Gerstein, Bertha 
Gibson, Lois P. 
Griffin, Charlotte N. 
Oilman, Margaret 
Glines, Mary E. 
Goldberg, Ruth D. 
Goodman, Rose 
Goss, Lucille E. 
Greely, Jeannette N. 
Greely, Stella M. 
Griffin, Genevieve M. 
Gutmann, Elinor 
Hackett, Sarah B. 
Hall, Elizabeth R. 
Harper, Ida L. 
Harris, Harriet 0. 
Hart, Ruth H. 
Heisser, Florence B. 
Henninger, Jennie A. 
Hick, Ethel M. 
Higgins, Alice B. 
Hill, Helen K. 
Hixon, Miriam A. 
Holbrook, Marian W. 
Hollis, Eleanor W. 
Hope, Winifred E. 
Hopkins, Helen S. 
Hopkins, Josephine F. 
House, Helen H. 



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FRESHMEN 



Houseworth, Mary E. 
Howard, Isabelle G. 

HOWLAND, JENNETTE A. 

Hoxi, Ruth E. 
Huckel, Cathleen L. 
Hutchinson, Beulah M. 
Irish, Muriel E. 
Irwin, Dorothy W. 
Ivey, Isabel L. 
James, Mildred M. 
Jenkins, Alma 
Johnson, Evelyn H. 
Johnson, Florence A. 
Johnson, Helen A. 
Joy, Pauline L. 
Joyce, Abigail C. 
Jupp, Eunice L. 
Kahn, T. Margaret 
Keith, Helen B. 
Kelly, Margaret E. 
Kennedy, Constance F. 
Kent, Ruth H. 
Kimball, Elizabeth M. 
King, Almeda 
Kingman, Katherine S. 
Kingman, Marjorie E. 
Laird, Dorothy R. 
Lake, Olive M. 
Lake, Lynne W. 
Law, Elizabeth 
Lawson, Margaret A. 
Lewis, Belinda W. 
Libhy, Eleanor V. 
Lichty, Blanche M. 
Locke, Dorothy E. 
Lockwood, Elizabeth B. 
Logan, Lucille 
Long, Ruth F. 
Lord, Mary 
Lovejoy, Mildred H. 
Luftig, Evelyn 
Lutz, Oneita J. 
Lynch, Ellen M. 
Lyona, Mildred G. 
McCarthy, Helen A. 
McDonald, Ursula 
McFall, Mary 
McGee, Frederika P. 
McKenzie, Mary B. 
McLoughlin, Helen E. 
MacNought, Marjorie W. 
McOsker, Christine 
MacPhail, Dorothy M. 
McPherson, Annie 
McVicker, Frances E. 
Macomber, Marian V. 
Magnison, Ellen M. 
Maitland, Eleanor B. 
Malley, Mary E. 
Marr, Vivian H. 
Marshall, Ethyl M. 
Masbach, Daisy E. 
Merrill, Katherine L. 
Millikin, Travis 
More, Cornelia M. 



Morrill, L. Ruth 
Nagels, Gertrude 
Neal, Margaret 
Nettleman, Suzanne 
Newcomb, Mary F. 

NORTHRIDGE, HAZEL R. 

Norton, Mary E. 
O'Brien, Helen M. 
Parker, Albertine C. 
Parker, Marjorie W. 
Pendleton, Mary E. 
Peren, Harriet M. 
Perkins, Marian B. 
Pickering, Eleanor 
Praratiner, Ruth S. 
Prime, Ruth M. 
Proctor Elizabeth C. 
Purdy, Hilda R. 
Rae, Dorothy M. 
Redman, Helen E. 
Reed, Mary L. 
Reynolds, Clara 
Richards, Florence B. 
Richards, Georgiana M. 
Ricker, Ethel R. 
Roos, Marian R. 
Rosenbloom, Jennie 
Rowell, Marion E. 
Russell, Elizabeth B. 
Saenger, Florence R. 
Sanpord, Frances E. 
Sargent, Marian E. 
Satterlee, Dorothy 
Scanlon, Eleanor H. 

SCHACAT, FRAZISKA G. 

Scheifly, Mary L. 
Scully, Katherine A. 
Seabury, Nancy C. 
Senior, Barbara 
Shock, Ida 
Shand, Marion E. 
Sherwood, Anna B. 
Shields, Elizabeth 
Smith, Dorothea M. E. 
Smith. Elizabeth F. 
Smithley, Frances T. 
Smyth, Theresa H. 
Somes, Dorothy J. 
Spaulding, Beatrice 
Spitzer, Esther E. 
Sprague, Dorothea S. 
Squires, Isabelle R. 
Stanard, Charlotte 
Standen, Marian E. 
Stanhope, Effib M. 
Stanley, Elise T. 
Start, Arletta L. 
Staut, Elizabeth M. 
Stearns, Bernice A. 
Stevens, Eleanor E. 
Stewart, Anna R. 
Stockbridge, Doris E. 
Suhr, Esther M. 
Sy'monds, Frances E. 
Talbert, Helen C. 



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1923 



Tangbing, Hilda M. 
Tatnall, Catherine C. 
Titcomb, Cordelia M. 
Tolman, Augusta 
Toner, Mary C. 
Tower, Catherine 
Towle, Lucy I. 
Travers, Mary L. 
Upton, Bernice M. 
Viles Ruth M 
Vorse, Dorothy 
Vosburgh, Alice M. 
Wade, Agatha R. 
Walker Carol 
Warbasse, Dorothy S. 
Washburn, Martha R. 
Wentworth, Marion D. 
West, Dorothy M. 
White, Christine S. 



White, Helen I. 
Whitely, Florence 
Whitney, Lora S. 
Whitworth, Mildred 
Wilbur, Florence 
Wiley, Ethel B. 
Wilkins, Margaret C. 
Willard, Juliet G. 
Williams, Sarah B. 
Wood, Alice 
Woodley, Mary 
Woods, Marguerite A. 
Wright, Elizabeth K. 
Wright Emily R. 
Wyman, Rachel A. 
Young, Charlotte 
Young, Constance A. 
Young, Frieda S. 
Young, Ruth A. 



AN IF FOR FRESHMEN 

If you can pass six weeks without a flunk card 
When all the rest are showing theirs to you, 
If you can pledge a hundred to Endowment 
And pay when an installment falleth due, 
If you can study in the students' rest room 
While others all discuss their latest beaux, 
If you can stay in ev'ry Saturday evening 
To study hard — resist the latest shows, 
If you can do the task assigned in history, 
And physics, English, French, and even chem., 
Just gaze upon a Senior — high-brow, lofty, 
Perhaps someday you'll be like one of them! 




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Graduate Club 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Marjoeie Crouch 

Dorothy Crydenwise 

Doris Cisco 

Rosalie Anderson 



Allen, Doris Irene 
Anderson, Rosalie 
Arnold, Alice 
Bache, Louise Franklin 
Bean, Hester Eola 
Beers, Irene 
Bill, Elizabeth Harvey 
Bisbee, Helen Martha 
Bishop, Eleanor 
Blunt, Florence Esther 
Boyer, Ada Dorothy 
Britton, Marian Frances 
Brown, Marion Elizabeth 
Buckley, Sarah Agnes 
Butler, Charlotte Josephine 
Campbell, Judith Eugenie 
Capen, Marjorie Helen 
Carter, Elizabeth Chace 
Chadwick, Grace Russell 
Cleveland, Marjorie 
Clough, Marion Esther 
Coale, Lorena 
Coburn, Pauline Austin 
Cochrun, Mrs. Crete Morar 
Colburn, Ruth 
Coleman, Helen Grace 
Cox, Jessie Uretta 
Crouch, Marjorie Schoppe 
Crydenwise, Dorothy 
Davis, Esther Jewell 
Evans, Helen Adelaide 
Fay, Mildred Elizabeth 
Felstiner, Eva Marjorie 
Finkbine, Eleanor 
Fritch, Eleanor Martha 
Gow, Dorothy 
Grant, Irene Sophia 
Gutmann, Elinor 
Hackett, Sarah Balch 
Hemenway, Frances 
Holt, Permelia Catharine 
James, Mildred May 
Kellogg, Louise 
Kennedy, Margie Atwood 
Kent, Ruth Hannah 

Wilson, 



Kingman, Katherine Slade 
Kohlmetz, Ruth Willis 
Kreutz, Mary Pauline 
Leach, Marjorie Safpord 
Logan, Lucile 
Long, Mary Dorothy 
Lovejoy, Mildred Hartwell 
McCreary, Dorothy Adelaide 
McFall, Mary 
McGee, Frederika Prohl 
McIntosh, Dorothy Ellen 
MacKeen, Anna Mary 
Mayo, Ethel Gilbert 
Merrill, Marian Dyer 
Moore, Persis Dana 
Neal, Margaret 
Neiswanger, Laura 
Newcomb, Mary Frances 
Parsons, Barbara 
Penn, Harriet Moore 
Pickering, Eleanor 
Pillsbury, Katherine Hall 
Prescott, Dorothy 
Prior, Lucille Mae 
Proctor, Mary 
Rice, Elizabeth Prince 
Roberts, Anna Catharine 
Robinson, Evelyn 
Roos, Marion Reed 
Rowe, Elizabeth Ellen 
Russell, Marie 
Schacht, Franziska Gay 
Scofield, Margaret 
Sischo, Doris Jeannette 
Stanhope, Effie May 
Tacy, Rhea Eugenie 
Thoman, Candace 
Towle, Lucy Inez 
Trefethen, Mary Lois 
Upton, Nathalie Bodge 
Van Tuyl, Barbara 
Van Wart, Ethel Fenwick 
Wadman, Helen 
Whitcomb, Mary Irene 
White, Helen Ida 
Constance Christie 



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UNCLASSIFIED 



Unclassified Students 



Adams, Ruth 
Albee, Harriett I. 
Alger, Ruth L. 
Bartol, Janet 
Bates, Adaline 
Bell, Martha S. 
Brehmer, Helen E. 
Brownlee, Corona 
Collier, Jennie E. 
Corliss, Helen E. 
Donlon, Elizabeth S. 
Dutch, E. Marie 
Elliott, Marie A. 
Flannigan, Rita R. 
Gandy, Margaret E. 
Gates, Ruth D. 
Gordon, Elsie 
Guinan, M. Louise 
Harbine, Edna B. 
Hughes, Catherine E. 
Ivey, Isabel L. 
Kahn, I. Margaret 
King, M. Gladys 
Klee, Laura M. 
Koen, Mrs. Martha J. 
Lancaster, Adelaide H. 

Young, Winifred K. 



Lantz, Marie E. 
Larimee, Joanna M. 
Lucander, Mrs. Thais A. 
McLoughlin, Helen E. 
McFarlin, Helena 
Mailloux, Alida L. 
Martin, Carrie A. 
Miller, H. Elizabeth 
Morse, Edna C 
Nagels, Gertrude 
Ovenshine, Mrs. Emma T. 
Pfleghaar, Helen 0. 
Porter, Mrs. Sophie B. 
Regan, Mrs. Elizabeth F. F. 
Reid, Mary L. 
Ritterhouse, Jane K. 
Rowell, Marion E. 
Shaw, Muriel C. 
Small, Mrs. Florence T. 
Sprague, Dorothea S. 
Swanson, Rhoda 
Townsend, Mary W. 
Travers, Mary L. 
Trefethen. Mary L. 
Wheeler. Dorothy 
Whitworth, Mildred 




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Student Government 



President . 
1" ice-President 
2nd Vice-President 
Secretary . 
Treasurer . 



Evelyn Sloat 

Eleaxor Cassidy 

Alice Stubdevant 

Marion Walker 

Eleanor Howlaxd 



STUDENT GOVERNMENT: Those words should mean a great deal to each 
and every one of us. But it seems as if some of us do not stop to consider just 
what they do mean. 

For this very reason. Student Government has tried to arouse more interest 
within the student body this year through the adoption of a new system. This 
new system provides for direct representation of each individual member of the 
student body. Groups of thirty members each, form the basis of this system. 
These groups meet once a month to discuss college problems of current interest. 
The group leaders, in turn, meet and "compare notes," sending three representatives 
to sit with the Student Council. Thus "public opinion" is brought directly to the 
official body, influencing its decisions. 

Several years ago the girls then in college launched the ship "Student Govern- 
ment." Now, just because this ship has become too small for our growing needs, 
we do not want to let it sink. Let us, instead, build a new one strong enough to fit 
our purpose. Let us make Student Government what it should be, a vital part of 
college life. 




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The Dormitory Government Association 



President . 
1 'ice-President 
Secretary . 
Treasurer . 



Barbara Lynch 

Agnes Broward 

Mary Washburn 

Gertrude Butler 



DORMITORY Government is strictly of the girls, by the girls, and for the girls 
who live in the dormitories. It is a miniature democracy where Freshmen, 
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are free to voice their feelings at any time. 

We make our rules, and we can change them. We stand for law, order and 
progressiveness. 

We are a great chain whose strength depends on each individual link. 
It is the hope of the Association of 1923 that, in all the years to come, there 
mav never be a weak link in the chain. 




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1923 




M. MOXLEY 

A. Broward 



D. Miller 
M. Law 



E. Baker 
L. Weaver 



The Honor Board 



Chairman ...... 

Secretary .... 

Marguerite Nettleton, '23 
Louise Weaver, '23 
Muriel Moxley, '24 

Elizabeth Baker, 



Mildred Law, '23 
Agnes Broward, '24 

Dorothy Miller, '25 
Marion Davis, '25 
Mary Malley, '26 

'26 



EVEN as the "Simmons Female Institute," with its expansion and development 
and the taking on of new duties and privileges, has given way to Simmons 
College, so the terms "Student Conduct" and "Student Conduct Committee" have 
broadened out into "Honor System" and "Honor Board." The Honor System is a 
spirit which reaches to and includes every single girl in the college. Dishonor is not 
a school-girl offense punishable only by some physical deprivation. Honor is a 
much deeper, more intangible thing of the mind, the soul. It has very real and very 
invaluable, but equally intangible assistants, conscience and willpower. 

The Honor System has been unusually successful ever since it was instituted 
and we believe it is growing more and more successful each year. Although by no 
means perfect, we feel that it is coming closer to the realization of our true aim, that 
of applying the Honor Spirit to Dormitory and social life as well as to academic 
life, to every hour of the twenty-four instead of to the four or five hours actually 
spent in classes. 



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G. Patton 



K. Denniston 



R. Blanchard 



R. Langley 



The Endowment Board 



Chairman . 
1924 Representative 
192 j Representative 
1926 Representative 



. Rosalind Blanchard 
. Ruth Langley 
Gertrude Patton 

Katherine Denniston 



WE have that $1,000,000 goal to reach by July 1, and every Simmons-ite from 
Freshman to Alum is working with might and main to see that we get there 
with flying colors. Money has been trickling in all fall from individuals and clubs, 
and although the contributions have been small, "even? little bit helps." 

Unfortunately, the undergraduates have been unable to put across a big drive, 
this year, but the interest and zeal with which '26 has entered into the spirit of it is mak- 
ing up for this deficiency. During their first three months in college, our Freshman 
successfully conducted a Tag Day, sold ribbon bows of their own class colors, and 
sent in many pledges. May this enthusiasm continue! 

Simmons has claimed the attention of the public in various ways, but recently 
she has appeared in a new role — that of exhibitor of the latest fashions. Our Fash- 
ion Show at the Copley Plaza netted the fund $1,400 and it showed the public what 
Simmons girls can be like when they get away from that "professional atmosphere." 
This event will long be remembered as one of the most fruitful of our efforts for 
Endowment. 

The Board wishes to thank everyone for the loyal support it has had. With 
a continuance of the spirit that has been shown so far, we feel that Simmons may 
soon have what we all so heartily wish for it. 



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THE MICROCOSM 



1923 




K. Waterbury 
C. Edholm 



E. Austin M. Carter H. Ohse 

Dr. Varrell A. Murtfeldt 



Civic League 

Chairman, Camilla Edholm, '23 

Alice Murtfeldt, '23 Marion Carter, '23 

Elizabeth Austin, '23 Hildegarde Ohse, '23 

Katherine Waterbury, '23 

IT has been the aim of Civic League this year to build up a spirit of intelligent con- 
cern about national and international, as well as civic problems. In attempting 
to carry out the usual program including lectures, newspaper subscriptions, and 
bulletin board clippings, we have found that nothing so stimulates interest in our 
aims as the discovery that other colleges and universities are facing the same prob- 
lems of citizenship in various significant attitudes. Through an intercollegiate or- 
gan called "The New Student" we find that the questions of international relations, 
labor situations, higher education, and even student government problems are hotly 
debated, convincingly written about, and significantly acted upon by students all 
over the country. We feel that we are missing an opportunity that is open to us 
only while we are undergraduates — an opportunity to contribute our thought- 
ful opinions to this interesting development among the serious minded young 
citizens toward whom the older generation is looking expectantly for aid in the solu- 
tion of its difficulties. Our opinions, influenced by the distinct type of college to 
which we belong, are bound to differ from those of the average student, and conse- 
quently have every promise of being regarded as valuable contributions. Ours is a 
conservatism based on reason rather than tradition ; ours a liberality born of inde- 
pendence, as against a radicalism sprung from oppression. Much will be given and 
much will be gained, therefore, if the policy of participation in intercollegiate ex- 
pression is pursued by Simmons. 

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1923 



ORGANIZATIONS 




W. Mead M. Law M. Hedden M. Crawley B. Lynch 
M. Cook H. Coolidge C. Hulse H. Ohse 



M. Potter 
R. Ross 



The Academy 



President 
Secretary 



Clarissa Hulse 
Helen Coolidge 



THE Academy is the honorary academic society of Simmons. It was founded in 
1918 to encourage greater interest in the recognition of high standing in aca- 
demic subjects. 

In a technical college such as Simmons, the technical subjects whose relation 
to our future careers is so obvious, are likely to assume undue importance in our 
eyes. To help us realize that liberal courses as well, are necessary in the formation 
of educationally well-balanced individuals, we have the Academy. 

By one of its former presidents, the ideals of the Academy have been well 
stated as: 

"The ability to feel and appreciate beauty; loyalty to the highest and best; 
and the pursuit of the culture that broadens and enobles." 

All those who attain fifty per cent A points, or twenty-five per cent A points 
and ninety per cent A and B points in academic courses are eligible for membership 
in the Academy. 



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P. Hitchcock 



The Ellen Richards Club 



President 
Secretary 



Pauline Hitchcock 
Myrtle Golding 



IN this the fourth year of its growth, the Ellen Richards Club has enlarged its 
policy somewhat. We have had our usual speakers and good times this year, 
besides which we have held meetings at various interesting places, and since the 
club is to advance our knowledge of and our interest in science, we have found it 
profitable to study the lives of the prominent scientists. 

Although we have but a small number of members, we hope that by encourag- 
ing student fellowship, as well as by fostering interest in scientific matters, we may 
be of real value to our college. 



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ORGANIZATIONS 




E. Short E. Austin M. Styles M. Cook M. Cornwall J. Congdon M. Christ 
M. Eastman M. Hedden G. Wierman M. Walker M. Walters M. Wallis 



Presidents of State Clubs 



Connecticut . 
Far West 
Illinois . 
Maine . 
Massachusetts 
Michigan 
New Hampshire 
New York 
New Jersey 
Pennsylvania . 
Rhode Island . 
Vermont 
Ohio 



Josephine Congdon 

Elizabeth Austin 

Marion Styles 

Marjorie Eastman 

Marion Walker 

Marion Christ 

Marjorie Wallis 

Mildred Cornwall 

Muriel Hedden 

Eliza Short 

Mildred Walters 

Mildred Cook 

Genette Wierman 



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1923 




A. RuPRECT 
H. HuRLBURT 



M. Hedden M. Schantz M. Eastman E. Stillings 

M. Lance L. Hendrick R. Thumith G. Wonson 



The Young Women's Christian Association 



President . 
Vice-President 
Secretary . 
Treasurer . 



Lois Hendrick 

Muriel Moxley 

Helen Hurlburt 

Romola Thumith 



THE aim of the Simmons Y. W. C. A. is to carry on among students the princi- 
ples of the National Association. College itself helps us to develop mentally 
and physically. Y. W. seeks to help us to develop spiritually. It seeks to bring 
into every day activities a consciousness of Christian living. 

This year Y. W. has found a new way to raise its budget. The old system of 
membership dues has been replaced by a system of voluntary contributions and in 
so doing it has far surpassed any previous budget. The experiment has been most 
successful because we have generous spirited givers, excellent leadership, and fine 
team work. 

Membership in Y. W. has doubled itself and with increased members and a full 
treasury our efforts are rewarded. 



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MAQUA 



Rain, rain, and more rain! "Boston weather 5 " you venture, but your Maqua 
friend states that she is "just reminiscing" about her ten days up in Maine. Her 
cheerfulness seems unnatural so you ascribe it to that much-talked-of but ever 
abstract "Maqua spirit." Whatever the reason, any Maqua girl is more than 
willing to tell of the picnic supper around the campfire, the hotly contested basket- 
ball game between Simmons and Framingham Normal, Dr. Inman's fish, and the 
blazing fire in the lodge which was such a comfort to dripping "Maquites." The 
song contest, in which Simmons distinguished itself by winning second place, will 
not. be forgotten either. 

When she approaches the more personal experiences of the Conference, your 
friend's power of description lags. Dr. Archibald's lectures even' morning on re- 
ligious topics allayed many of the doubts that the discussion which preceded them 
had aroused. They were the incentive, too, of informal discussions, lasting until 
the wee hours in many of the cottages and tents. And then there was Dr. Inman's 
series of lectures on "Christian Internationalism" which made many realize the 
great need of an "international mind." To give a concise review of all that Maqua 
means to those who went in June, 1922, is not possible. The closing words of our 
contest song are indicative of the intention of every Maqua girl : 
"Your spirit strong and true, will guide us ever, 
Faith, love, and truth we've learned, Maqua, through you." 




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1923 




C. Griffin 



E. Lewis 



Unitarian Club 



President . 
Vice-President 
Secretary- Treasurer 



Elizabeth Lewis 

Edith Hovey 

Cynthia Griffin 



ANOTHER year in the history of the Unitarian Club is past. The average 
attendance has increased as we hope it will continue to do. We wish every 
Unitarian girl in college would definitely connect herself with the club and help to 
make it a great success. 

Our speakers have dealt with Unitarianism, its spread and workers. Thru 
them we have learned more and more about our religion. 



US 



1923 



ORGANIZATIONS 




M. Cook 



J. Davis 



D. Baringer 



The Christian Science Society 



Jessie Roosa Davis . 
Dorothy Baringer . 
Mildred Cook 



Chairman 

Reader 

Secretary and Treasurer 



THE Christian Science Society of Simmons College has continued during 1922- 
1923, the endeavor to fulfill the purpose of its organization, which is to bring 
about a greater realization of friendship and co-operation among the Christian 
Scientists of the college ; to welcome entering Christian Scientists ; to increase love 
and friendship for all members of the college ; and to offer to those so desiring, an 
opportunity to learn the truth of Christian Science. 

The regular meetings have been held every week in the Student's Room. 



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M. Croker 



A. Finn 



D. McAdams 



The Newman Club 



President . 
Vice-President 
Secretary . 
Treasurer . 



Josephine Maguire 
Mazie Croker 

Anna Finn 
Dorothy McAdams 



THE lives of all great men are themes of undying fascination. Guided by the 
resplendent rays of our illustrious and world-renowned patron, Cardinal New- 
man, churchman and scholar, our Newman Club has zealously linked with intellec- 
tual pursuits, attainments in religious and moral principles. 

Filled with a sense of duty to our religion, we of the Newman Club feel that our 
adherence to its aims and purposes can best promote, in our hearts and minds, the 
deepest sense of love and loyalty to our college and the best appreciation of the 
noble benefits that it tenderly instills into our lives. 



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1923 



ORGANIZATIONS 




E. ROBINOWITZ 

S. Saperstein 



P. Simon 



E. ZlSELMAN 



Menorah Society 



President . 
Vice-President 
Secretary . 
Treasurer . 



Esther Ziselmax, '23 

Pearl Simon, '23 

Sarah Sapersteix, '24 

Edith Rabixowitz, '23 



"Hebrew- 



Meaning the Exaltation of Jewish Ideals and Culture, 
Everlasting in its search for Truth and Beauty, 
Nurturing Music, Art and Poetry, 
Open to all sects and creeds, 
Repleting the lives of its Participants, 
A stimulus to Jewish life in College, 
*HASKALAH the keynote of our Society. 

-Enlightenment. 



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1923 




N. Morehouse 

A. MURTFELDT 



F. Stevens 
M. Carter 



C. Bouck 
R. Thumith 



The Review 



. Marian Carter, 


'23 


. Romola Thitmith, 


'24 


Alice Murtfeldt, 


'23 


Norma Morehouse, 


'24 


Florence Stevens, 


'23 


Constance Bouck, 


'24 


Carita Hunter, 


'19 


Clinton H. Collester 


Rachel Farwell, 


'20 


Marion Fitch, 


'19 



Managing Editor 
Assistant Managing Editor 
Anvil Editor 
Staff Editor 
Staff Editor 
Undergraduate Editor . 
Graduate Editor . 
Administration Editor . 
Business Manager 
Advisory Manager 

THE Simmons Review, the monthly magazine, has a manifold purpose, in that 
it is both a literary and news organ for the College, as well as for the Alumnae. 
Big as such an order may seem, it has its value, in making the magazine necessarily 
the essence of a publication; that is, there can be nothing that is not worthwhile, 
interesting, informatory. Since each of the three divisions cannot be given the 
space it might easily fill, each must contain only the best of its material. More- 
over, each department, while interesting its own readers primarily, must interest 
also the readers of the other departments. 

Since the magazine represents every form of college activity, it should appeal 
to every one in College. Whether it does or not depends on individual taste, like 
'most other things. At any rate, its eight issues are printed every year, some good, 
some weak, but at the least, expressing vividly the College in all its branches. 



152 



1923 



ORGANIZATIONS 




J. Delahanty I. Guinn M. Johnson E. Kenah N. Seabury 
L. McCann D. Staples B. Pinney F. Olin E. Buet 



J. Terrill 
E. Stilmngs 



The Microcosm 



Editor-in-Chief . 
Assistant Editor . 
Art Editor . 
Advertising Manager 
Business Manager 
Assistant Business Manager 

Evelyn Stillings, '23 
Josephine Delahanty, 
Mildred Johnson, '24 

Nancy 



. Bertha Pinney 

Dorothy Staples 

Edith Burt 

Lauralee McCann 

Florence Olin 

Elizabeth Kenah 

Jane Terrill, '24 
'23 Helen Faulkner, '25 
Mary Harrison, '25 
Seabury, '26 



MICROCOSM has a two-fold purpose ! 
No doubt you all are weary of the time-worn adage to 'buy now lest your 
old age be barren !' But, however moth-eaten this urge may seem, we must mention 
it here. For after all, it is true that such a volume, perused in later years, cannot 
fail to awaken memories. And after all, memories are among life's chief est treasures. 

But this necessitates a long look ahead and many of us, in our undergrad days, 
are wearing tortoise-shells for short-sightedness. We want what we want, and we 
want it NOW. That's where the second fold of Mic's purpose comes in. 

Did you ever stop to think how all-inclusive a college year book is ? No ? Well , 
take a day or two off right now and do it. You'll find important among other sec- 
tions, the parts delegated to athletics and organizations. Activities, so-called, are 
an awfully important part of college life; really they are. EVERYBODY ought 
to be interested in all of them, and actively interested in at least one of them. 

What Mic hopes to do is to awaken and further this same interest. Before 
you, on these printed and pictured pages, are glimpses of the things that should 
interest and absorb you. Here they all are, spread out before you. Mic has in- 
troduced, most properly, you to them. How familiar you become rests with your- 
self. Mic only hopes that you will cultivate a speaking acquaintance ! 



153 



THE MICROCOSM 



1923 





THAT MIC SHOW! ! ! ! 
(The reparing of Simmonetta Apel) 
— And then the curtains parted — 
And up rose Simmonetta Apel, 
And rose, and rose, and rose, 
And rose. 

At least seven feet of her. 
And wept. 

And whodathunkit — it was Libbie Sweet! 
But, what a change was there, my country women! 
Our tall, dressy, graceful, Sweet, girl-undergraduate 
Turned into this human crane, 
Skyscraper high — 

Draped in all the colors in Raymond's window! 
With leg o' mutton sleeves, 
And hair o' mutt coiffure, 

And that "she won't be happy 'til she gets it" ex- 
pression. 
And the cow! 
And the red flannels! 

And a sure-nuf dump — burrs n'everything, 
Including tin cans! 

All this presided over by King Mic — 
Looking remarkably like Joe the Janitor, 
With a sign in his coy derby saying "King." 
— Do you believe in signs? — 
And the Microbes. 
And tears from Simmonetta — 
Loud tears. 

And then, behold, the third act! 
A Simmons study — as it would look 
If every undergrad's dad had an Endowment Fund. 
And Jo Del, at the fore of the Simmons "400," 
With— 

Good gracious — lookut Simmonetta! 
Now we know it's Libbie! 
And no more tears, 
Owing to Mic, — 
Only joy. 

And even an A from Dr. Eldridge, 
Him of the manner peculiar, 
And howl-inspiring 
All through Mic. Show! ! ! 
Don't you feel that way about it? 



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DRAMATICS 



THE MICROCOSM 



1923 




C. Bouck 



L. Rice 



M. Washburn A. Condon 



C. Curtis 



Simmons Dramatic Association 



President .... 

Vice-President 

Secretary .... 

Treasurer .... 

Chairman Dramatic Committee 



Abbie Condon, '23 

Lucinda Rice, '24 

Constance Bouck, '24 

Cordelia Curtis, '25 

Mary Washburn, '24- 



Stage Manager . 
Assistant Stage Manager 
Properties . 
Costumes . 
Door and Floor . 
Publicity . 
Clean Up . 



Committee Chairmen 

Lucinda Rice, '24 

Jessie Davis, '24 

Rosalind Blanchard, '23 

. Helen Goodell, '23 

Elizabeth Austin, '23 

Dorothy Staples, '23 

Doris Hutchinson, '24 



Coach 

Miss Merriam Franc 



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DRAMATICS 



THIS year, Dramatic's sixth anniversary, Simmons was awakened with great 
enthusiasm by the notable deeds of the Dramatic Association, for, unlike other 
years, well known players have met with the Association. One of the most delight- 
ful of these meetings was held in Students' Room early in December, when the lead- 
ing characters of Mr. J. C. Duff's arrangement of The Beggar's Opera, recently ar- 
rived from London, told something of the history of the Opera. Afterwards any 
members so desiring were introduced to the players ; a very informal gathering was 
had, and tea was served to the guests. 

On the evenings of November 17 and 18, Dramatics again did something hither- 
to unheard of at Simmons ! Instead of giving a three act play, as always has been 
done, it produced three one-act plays; there was dancing both nights — and all for 
the price of a single show ! One play was given by each of the three lower classes. 
In producing them, another new plan was tried with very successful results ; three 
of the leading members of Dramatics acted as coaches, with the aid of Miss Franc 
and other members of the English Department. 
The plays were as follows : 

Trifles 

By Susan Gaspell 
Coach, Mary Washburn, '24 



County Attorney 
Sheriff Peters . 
Mr. Hale 
Mrs. Peters 
Mrs. Hale 



Edith Rose, '24 

. Lucixda Rice, '24 

Ruth Butler, '24 

. Dorothy Hyde, '24 

Mary Ruth Shaxtz. '24 



Two Slatterns and a King 

By Edna St. Vincent Millay 
Coach, Abbie Condon, '23 



Chance .... 




Helen" Red.max, 


'26 


King .... 




YlDA BUIST, 


'26 


Tidy . . 




Frances Smitley, 


'26 


Slut .... 




Travis Millikex, 


'26 




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Katherixe Dexxistox. 


'26 


Pages .... 


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Helex Conxly, 


'26 



Sarah Oremerod 
Emma Brierly 
Rev. Frank Alleyne 
Sam Horrocks 



Lonesomelike 

By Harold Brighouse 
Coach, Iris Woodman, '23 



Emmaline Ackermax. 

Mariox Lynch, 

Cyxthia Griffix. 

Dorothy Miller, 



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Henry Arthur Jones 
March 2nd and 3rd, 1923 

UNHAMPERED this time by changes of scenery, the Dramatic Association 
launched for its spring production a four-act play, wherein Dolly (clever and 
competent, but hopelessly extravagant) succeeded in engineering every one except 
herself and husband into the straight and narrow way. Obviously Harry — good- 
natured, self-complacent Harry couldn't get rid of his temper and other bad little 
habits without extreme discomfort to the unreformed heroine. . The languid, tragic 
air of the love-lorn Renie formed an effective and laughable contrast to Dolly's 
brightness. We must remember, too, the cynical, easy-going father, remembering 
his own wild youth with a sigh of regret; the eminent Professor, with his coldly 
scientific attitude and incisive speech; the charming young Captain, who simply 
couldn't resist making love to the ladies (particularly Renie) ; and all the other actors 
in this chuckle-producing performance. 

And to Miss Franc, for the unwearying hours she spent in polishing these, our 
diamonds in the rough, we of the Dramatic Association owe our sincerest thanks. 

Cast 
Harry Telfer (Dolly's husband) .... 

Matthew Barron (Dolly's father) 

Captain Lucas Wentworth (Dolly's cousin) . 

Professor Sturgess . . . . . 

The Reverend fames Pilcher (Vicar of Crookbury) 
Criddle ........ 

Mrs. Harry Telfer (Dolly) . ... 

Mrs. Sturgess (Renie) . . . . . 

Peters (Dolly's maid) . . .'■■ . 



. Helen Goodell, '23 

Edith Rose, '24 

Vida Buist, '26 

Mary Washburn, '24 

Gertrude Richards, '23 

Irene Wilson, '23 

Doris Davis, '25 

Madeline Starr, '23 

Marjorie Taylor, '24 



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1923 :: :: :: MUSICAL 



Musical Association 

President, Gertrude M. Wonson 
Secretary-Treasurer, Irene H. Saxborx 

Glee Club 

Leader, Laura Currier Librarian, Myrtle M. Allstox 

Manager, Marguerite F. Nettleton Pianist, Myrtis Johxsox 

Director, Mrs. H. Carletox Slack 

Mandolin Club 

Leader, Mildred Hoy't Manager, Elsa Badger 

Director, Mr. Audet 

Glee Club 

WHO was it that said, "Music hath charms?" Whoever he may have been, we 
agree. Have we not toiled laboriously up those four long flights to Library B 
on Friday afternoons when all the rest of our Microcosm went joyously out to play 
until Monday? What magic was it that drew us there if not those dancing eighth 
and lazy half notes ? 

Christmas Vespers, our mid-winter concert, and the concert at B. U. all proved 
that our labors were not in vain. Convocation and Commencement are always 
memorable on account of certain choking sensations due to the "fit" of your choir 
gown, and certain shaking feelings about your knees when confronted by the long 
aisle of Harvard Church. 

Our attainments have not been truly classic, but they stand for WORK and 
WORTH, no small part of which we can attribute to the faithful direction of Mrs. 
Slack. And so we hope that in the years to come, Glee Club may lure more and 
more ardent supporters to the cause of the sharps and flats. 



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1923 




Mandolin Club 

THE Mandolin Club has made marked progress in these last three years. We 
have worked hard, and thanks to our valuable coach, Mr. Lansing, and our 
present coach, Mr. Audet, we are on the way to becoming accomplished musicians. 
Let us keep awake and be counted as one of Simmons' best ! 

The Mandolin Club has lost a most valuable friend by the death of Mr. George 
Lansing. He coached the Club for three years, and by his encouragement and high 
ideals, has called forth the best efforts of its members. He was a source of inspira- 
tion and it is for the members to give of their best to show their gratitude for his 
unfailing service. 



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ATHLETICS 



THE MICROCOSM 



1923 




H. HURLBTJT 

D. Cleveland L. 



E. Badger R. Thomas 

Bagg P. Moorhead B. Stearns 



Simmons Athletic Association 



Executive Board 



President . . . . 

Vice-President 

Secretary . 

Treasurer . . . . 

Ruth Thomas, '23 
Sylvia Wheelock, '24 



Lucy Bagg 

Phoebe Moorhead 

Elsa Badger 

. Dorothy Cleveland 

Helen Hurlburt, '25 

Bernice Stearns, '26 



IN addition to the regular program of the Simmons Athletic Association, we have, 
this year, entered into two new branches of activity. 

Last fall a conference, at which Simmons was represented, was held at Cornell. 
Here our interest in intercollegiate athletics, especially, was aroused. We found this 
subject to be one of importance in the college -girl world, and we found that the adop- 
tion of some plan whereby college teams may compete against one another is greatly 
favored by the majority. What surer way to a more vital sense of school spirit is 
there? At Cornell, too, we found enthusiastic supporters of sports which we do 
not as yet include in our own list, but which we hope to add in time. Among these 
are archery, shooting, and riding. 

Our newest and best venture, however, has been the founding of an Outing 
Club. The country cannot come to Simmons, so Simmons — at least, that part of it 
which loves the out-of-doors— must go to the country. We will soon have a cabin 
of our own — when the Outing Club waxeth strong, financially and otherwise — but 
meanwhile we have to resort to hiring some one else's. And those of us who went 
up into the woods of Jaffry, New Hampshire, for our first outing, came back with an 
enormous desire to go again and again. 

Here are two bases on which the coming classes may build. May the builders 
be successful ! 



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ATHLETICS 





Wearers of the "S" 



Ruth Thomas, '23 
Anne Driscoll, '23 



Lucy Bagg, '23 
Phoebe Moorhead, '24 



Wearers of the Numerals 



Muriel Esty, '23 
Lois Hendrick, '23 
Bertha Pinney, '23 
Ruth Thomas, '23 
Anne Driscoll, '23 



Elizabeth Hamilton, '24 

Edith Holmstrom, '24 

Mary Sullivan, '24 

Phoebe Moorhead, '24 

Lucy Bagg, '23 



Managers of Sports 



Tennis — Lauralee McCann 
Hockey — Muriel Esty 



Basketball — Ruth Thomas 
Track — Anne Driscoll 



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Track Day 



Basketball Throw. Record 69 ft. 2 in. 

1. Ruth Thomas, '23 

2. Elsa Badger, '25 

3. Phoebe Moorhead, '24 

Baseball Throw. Record 172 ft. 11 in. 

1 . Anne Driscoll, '23 

2. Lois Hendricks, '23 



Held by M. F. 
62 ft. 
61 ft. 
60 ft. 



Dittmer, 
11 in. 
8 in. 
11 in. 



'17. 



Held by Anne Driscoll, '23 



172 ft. 
152 ft. 
150 ft. 



11 in. 
10 in. 



Shot Put. 



3. Elsa Badger, '25 
Record 38 ft. 7 in. Held by Helen Magoon, '23 



1. 
2. 
3. 

Javelin Throw, 
1. 
2. 

3. 



Mary Sullivan, '24 
Anne Driscoll, '23 
Anne Levenson, '24 

Record 74 ft. 7 in. 
Anne Driscoll, '23 
Ruth Thomas, '23 
Ruth Foss, '22 



31 ft. 
31 ft. 
31 ft. 



6 in. 

5 in. 

ZVz in. 



Held by Anne Driscoll, '23 
72 ft. 7 in. 

58 ft. 3 in. 

53 ft. 10 in. 



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Standing Broad Jump. Record 7 ft 

1. Lucy Bagg, '23 

2. Anne Levenson, '24 

3. Inez McCourt, '25 

Running Broad Jump. Record 14 ft 

1. Lucy Bagg, '23 

2. Frances Klein, '22 

3. Eleanor Rindge, '24 

Running High Jump. Record 4 ft. 2>£ in. 

1. Lucy Bagg, '23 

2. Katherine McAndrew, '24 

3. Ruth Langley, '24 
Edith Holmstrom, '24 
Inez McCourt, '25 

Hop, Step, and Jump. Record 27 ft. 

1. Lucy Bagg, '23 

2. Frances Klein, '22 
Eleanor Rindge, '24 
Dorothy Cleveland, 



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7 ft. 4^ in. 
7 ft. 3^ in. 

7 ft. .1 in. 

Held by H. Von Kolnitz, '20 
14 ft. 
13 ft. tyi in. 



31 ft. 



'2 m. 



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4 ft. 
3 ft. 

3 ft. 



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10X in. 



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25 ft. 



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Total Points 



1922—53 
1923—81 



1924—94 
1925—109 



Track Cup awarded to 1925 
Individual Cup awarded to Lucy Bagg 
Song Cup awarded to 1922 
Costume award to 1923 



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H. HuRLBTJRT 
P. MoOEHEAD 



E. RlNDGE 
M. Esty 



C. Priest 
E. Holstrom 



L. Bagg 
R. Thomas 



K. McAndrews 
E. Badger 



VARSITY HOCKEY 



Hockey 



College Manager, Muriel Esty 

ALTHOUGH our Hockey season started out rather slowly, it ended with pep 
and excitement. The three upper classes had teams so equally matched that 
in the final games two ties (1923-1925) and (1923-1924) had to be played off before 
the CUP could be presented. 1924 proved superior to 1923 in an extra ten minutes 
of snappy playing and so received the CUP again this year. 

The season was marked by two important events in our Hockey history. First, 
we were twice coached by Miss Wilson, an English Hockey expert, who emphasized 
defects in our playing already pointed out by Miss Diall. Secondly, Edith Holms- 
trom '24 was chosen as a "sub" on the All Boston Hockey Team. These two 
events, in addition to the tie match games, will make this season one well remember- 
ed by the season's players. 



Match Games 


Won by 


Scores 


1923-1925 


1923 


(3-3) (1-0) 


1924-1926 


1924 


(6-0) 


1923-1924 


1924 


(0-0) (1-0) 



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ATHLETICS 




E. Ziselman C. Breding M. Styles L. Hendrick M. Walter F. Rabinowitz 

L. Bagg E. Bissel M. Esty R. Thomas M. Law 

(Capt.) 

SENIOR HOCKEY 




C. Priest F. Pope E. Band K. McAndrews M. Sullivan 

F. Buckley B. Hamilton E. Rindge E. Holstrom P. Moorhead 

Capt. 

JUNIOR HOCKEY 



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C. Griffin E. Badger L. Bjornson R. McClurq V. Floyd 

L. Dennison H. Hurlbut M. Keene I. McCourt M. Williams 

Capt. 

SOPHOMORE HOCKEY 




M. Standen I. Squires P. Carpenter E. Clark E. Smith B. Stearns 
FRESHMAN HOCKEY 



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E. RoSSMAN 



R. Thomas 



P. Moorhead 



TENNIS CHAMPIONS 

Lauralee McCann, College Manager 

Singles, October 1922 
1923— Ruth Thomas 1925— Eunice Rossman 

1924 — Phoebe Moorhead 1926 — Default 

The struggle began by having 1923 defeat 1925. There was no game between 
1924 and 1926 as the Freshmen had to default. That made the battle between 1923 
and 1924 even hotter. It was a wonderful match which resulted in Phoebe Moor- 
head's winning the cup for the third time. 



Doubles, May 1925 



1922 — Janet Stuart 

Mildred Sandoe 



1923- 



-Ruth Thomas 
Anna Adams 



1924 — Phoebe Moorhead 
Pauline Eddy 

1925 — Eunice Rossman 
Katherine Rising 



After a warm struggle between '23 and '24, the invincibles proved themselves 
still invincible, and '24 again won the cup. We tried our luck with Radcliffe, later 
on, and lost both matches to them. Better times are coming — maybe. 



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L. Bagg 
L. Beltz 



M. Lord 
R. Thomas 
(Capt.) 

VARSITY BASKETBALL 



H. Cook 

P. MOOKHEAD 



Basketball 

College Manager, Ruth Thomas 

AS soon as the Christmas Holidays were over, the basketball season began. 
The five weeks before the practise games were spent in hard drilling. Then 
came the practise games, when various combinations could be tried out to good ad- 
vantage; following, were two more weeks of practise. During these, special em- 
phasis was placed on signals and team-play. After much lengthy consideration on 
the part of the managers and Miss Diall, the class teams were chosen and the cup 
games were played. A great deal of praise is due the winners for their team-work 
and accurate shooting. 

The success of the season is due largely to Miss Diall, and to Ed Lundstrom '21, 
who coached the Freshmen, and gave many valuable suggestions. 



Match G 


ames 






Won by 


Scores 


1924-1926 








1926 




53-34 


1923-1925 








1925 




40-33 


1923-1926 








1926 




45-37 


1924-1925 








1925 




65-50 


1924-1923 








1923 




37-31 






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1926 






Individual 


Cup won 


by R. 


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ATHLETICS 




M. Walters M. French L. Bagg 

B. Pinney R. Thomas L. McCann 

(Capt.) 

SENIOR BASKETBALL 




Z. Rosenberg M. Craig 


M. Sullivan 


. Hamilton P. Moorhead 


F. Morton 


(Capt.) 




JUNIOR BASKETBALL 





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H. Hurlburt S. Sharkey D. Cleveland 

P. MlDDLETON H. FALKNER L. BeLTZ 

(Capt.) 
SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL 




H. Cook A. McPherson 

I. Squires M. Lord 

(Capt.) (Mgr.) 

FRESHMAN BASKETBALL 



E. Wiley 

M. HOLBROOK 



1923 



ATHLETICS 




The Red Cross Life Saving Corps 

ANEW form of athletics was entered into by an enthusiastic group of girls last 
October when Life Saving classes were begun in the Big Tree Swimming Pool 
in Cambridge, under the instruction of Captain Jack Wallace of the American Red 
Cross. The course consisted of six lessons followed by tests in the various carries, 
lifts, breaks, and in the practice and theory of resuscitation. Thanks to the co- 
operation of Miss Diall, eighteen girls finished the work and successfully passed the 
examination. 

On January 1 1 this group organized into a Life Saving Corps and elected its 
officers. Mr. Hilliard was unanimously elected president, and Dean Stites and Miss 
Diall were chosen as Honorary Members. The other officers were elected as fol- 
lows: Vice-president, Mildred Law, '23; Secretary-treasurer, Eleanor Rindge, '24; 
Medical Officer, Dr. Merrill Champion of the Department of Public Health, Di- 
vision of Hygiene; Captain, Mildred Law, '23; Instructor, Marion Davis, '25; 
1st Mate, Helen Hurlburt, '25; 2nd Mate, Camilla Edholm, '23. The following 
girls also received certificates: Arlene Ball, '23, Edna La Place, '23, Marjorie Spear, 
'23, Alice Murphy, '23, Ida Fisher, '24, Mary Sullivan, '24, Eva Band, '24, Frances 
Fowler, '25, Virginia Floyd, '25, Eunice Rossman, '25, Bernice Stearns, '26, Eleanor 
Hedges, '25, and Esther Holbrook, '25. The following, who hold previously won 
certificates, were accepted as charter members: Dorothy Staples, '23, Ruth Thomas, 
'23, Elizabeth Thomas, '24, Mary Ruth Schantz, '24, Sara Saperstein, '24, Anna 
Levenson, '24, and Allene Young, '26. 

We intend that this little group shall be a nucleus around which shall be built 
up a wonderful, organized sport in which all of us may participate when we get our 
$3,000,000 and its resulting Student-Alumnae building with its gym and swimming 
pool. 

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To Whom It May Concern 

Maybe the editor isn't grateful to 

Each and ev'ry one in Simmons College — and out — 

Who did anything at all for Mic ! 

Mic can't talk for himself. 

(Being the only male in this Female Institute 

Has made him bashful) , 

But — if — he — could 

Maybe he wouldn't just wear himself out 

Thanking folks. 

All those imaginative Seniors 

Who wrote write-ups 

About girls they didn't even know, 

And hadn't heard of . 

To say nothing of Mrs. La Forge 

Who put 

A button here and a crease there, 

Just to give those cuts 

The right effect. 

And Anne Driscoll, too 

Who almost 

Wore herself out — and wrecked the Infirmary — 

Slinging ink for Mic 

While waiting for that chicken-pox to leave her. 

And how about those poor things who 

Tried to rustle up adds 

And did it too? 

And the people — all of 'em 

Who ran Tech Show, for Mic. 

Not to mention 

All those who did the typing, 

And — and — Oh just everybody ! 

Maybe the Whole Board, 

Including Miss Mesick, 

Doesn't deserve lots of credit for doing 

All that they've done — 

And in the right spirit too. 

Not that they want any praise 

But they have it coming to them 

Just the same. 

THE GRATEFUL EDITOR. 

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1923 



Freshman Frolic 



ONE rainy day in April, 1920, the cars running from Brookline to the Refectory 
were filled with crowds of peculiar looking individuals. Long raincoats inef- 
fectually concealed the bare knees and extremely abbreviated skirts of these would- 
be youngsters, while hair, curly and straight, flew out recklessly, as if glad to be 
free for a while from the confining pins and net. (This was before the days of the 
bob.) Oblivious of the thoughts of the conservative people of Boston, on reaching 
Short Street we rushed from the cars to the Refectory, with all the abandonment 
of extreme youth. 

There we played all the beloved games of our (long) past childhood, and inci- 
dentally discovered what very fresh little boys some of our classmates might have 
been under other circumstances! After feasting on lollypops and ice-cream cones — 
mostly minus the cones — we regained the state of college women in time to do a 
little modern dancing before we had to pile on to the cars headed for home. Our 
only regret at the end of a wild afternoon was that, because of the "true Bostonian 
weather", we had been unable to take many snaps of our friends — to prove that 
it is possible to have a second childhood before one passes the age for enjoying it. 




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YE SUNDIALE 




GHOST WALK 

Many girls and more sheets. 
A rusty chain, long and clanking. 
Nervous giggling — a mournful dirge 
In Latin or Sanskrit, we know not which. 
Rice — ink — pepper, full of pep. 
Quarts of very wet water. 
Shivering Sophs burning the class secret. 
Our ghost walk! 



Sophomore Luncheon 



INDEED, this was a very "est" occasion as you'll admit when you understand 
exactly what an "est" occasion is! 

Didn't we all agree that green parrots are the snappiest mascots that ever were 
chosen? That green and white are the prettiest colors? That the speeches must go 
down from generation unto generation as the cleverest given at any luncheon? 
That Sophomore year is the nicest year at college? 

And didn't we agree that Simmons College is absolutely the bestest college, and 
1923 the finest class that ever entered it? ? 




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Sophomore May Day 



Vague memories of Tennyson's 

You must wake and call me early 
Call me early, Mother dear, 
written in the red fruit of strawberry short-cake, haunted our dreams that cold 
May morning when we were Sophomores, and at last woke to a realization that the 
event second only to the great Luncheon would soon be in progress. 

It seemed only a continuation of our dream when the pageant really started. 
For the whole world seemed full of fairies, and nymphs. The May Queen had the 
long fair braids of Rapunzel, (did Rachel Ward ever look so sweet?) and our Bob 
was a most debonair being in velvet knee breeches. And oh, the perfection of their 
court-slim pages in white, a crown bearer, a royal jester, Greek maidens to glide 
over the dewy green, and a Maypole dance for our delight. 

And the memories of that short-cake! Could Heaven be more nearly 
perfect ? 




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YE SUNDIALE 



Junior-Freshman Wedding, 1922 

The Freshman Class 

thankfully announce the marriage of their daughter 

1924 

to 

Monsieur 1923 

on Saturday, the third of December 

nineteen hundred and twenty-two 

at three o'clock in the afternoon 

in the well-known Refectory 

Boston, Massachusetts 

The above announcement called attention to one of the most attractive wed- 
dings ever held in this particular part of Boston; society people attended the func- 
tion in great herds. The dapper little groom, in spite of being a good two feet shorter 
than his roseate bride, managed to carry off his part of the ceremony with great 
aplomb. After the Great Step had been (more or less) successfully taken, the pair 
jumped off in a Ford for their honeymoon, which was spent blissfully and luxuriously 
on the blossoming banks of Jamaica Pond. 




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JUNIOR-SENIOR PICNIC 

The morning dawned dark and exceedingly cold, 
But our spirits were all bright and gay. 

And, lured by our laughter, the sun soon came out 
And stayed out to watch us all day. 

Each Junior protectingly grasped by the hand 
Her Senior, quite crushed and subdued. 

In the other hand, mixed up with money and coats, 
She clutched at odd boxes of food. 




Arrived at Nantasket, we made for the beach 

Ate hot-dogs, and olives, and cake, 
And coffee, and doughnuts, and cookies, and fruit, 

And now and then sand — by mistake. 

A few of us, called by the surging wet waves, 
Ventured in them as far as our knees; 

While fewer still languidly swam 'midst the ice, 
Pretending that they didn't freeze. 




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YE SUNDIALE 



Then to Paragon Park the gay picnickers went 
Where the Juniors soon lost their spare cash, 

And the Seniors all lost their (assumed) dignity. 
And indulged in amusements quite rash. 

We "wiggled" and "woggled" and chuted the chutes. 

Then looked in the mirrors a lot, 
Where Ruth Leavitt looked so incredibly thin, 

And Henderika so cunningly short. 




All too soon did the time for departure arrive, 
On the boat we made merry once more, 

When parts of the Mic show were given again, 
And Charlotte Hill's song made us roar. 

Sun-burnt and wind-blown, we reached the Dorms, 

A weary and penniless crew! 
The Juniors all had a most slam-gorgeous time, 

And we hope that the Seniors did, too! 




They did 



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Senior Housewarming 



SURE, pigs is pigs", said Mrs. Wiggs, and she'd say, "kids is kids" if she could 
have peeked in on that mob of "dignified" Seniors who cavorted thru three 
hours of grandfun, doughnuts, cider, and lollypopsat Senior Housewarming 'way back 
in September. That night will ever be remembered, for the sporting blood of '23 
ran hot and furiously. Races were run in stocking feet, and everyone, regardless 
of past, present, or future dignity, tumbled carelessly about — using no discretion 
in picking up portions of the Refectory floor. Irene McKenzie directed the affair, 
with the result that no one felt for an instant that the House was not being thor- 
oughly warmed with mirth and good spirits. (Spirits?? Oh no — only cider, very 
soft cider) . Irene was assisted by real dignity in the shape and expression of Laura 
Maclntyre, who literally split sides with her impersonation of Miss Stites. Gert 
Wonson was all efficiency in giving a model practice on the key board a. la Miss 
Craig, and who would have failed to guess later that Gert, with her concantenation 
of fortuitous circumstances superinduced by a succession of unparalleled coin- 
cidences, was other than our friend Mr. Coll ester? Helen Goodell ended the mis- 
cellaneous entertainment of the evening with a few prophecies which both surprised 
and pleased, and yet annoyed — for oh, too true were them woids of hers! 

And goodness gracious how sticketh to us inside and out the memory of that 
candy we endeavored to pulleth! So also shall sticketh the memory of Senior 
Housewarming entire! 




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YE SUNDIALE 



YE CHRISTMAS PARTY 

Full of good cheer was the houge manor hall 
Where gatheryd lords, ladyes, and peasantry- 
To make merrie Christmas tyde. 



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The carollers chanted full mony a lay, 
Saint George soon the great, laidly dragon did slay 
To make merrie Christmas tyde. 

Bedecked with bay and rosemary sweet 
Is borne by ye page the boar's head; 'Tis meet 
To make merrie Christmas tyde. 




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1923 



Student Government Party, 1 922 

THERE is a thrill to every Student Government party, but the biggest thrill 
comes at the end of Junior year. We realize then for the first time that ours 
is the responsibility for the coming year; that what we, as a class, do with this 
responsibility, will influence the life and spirit of the whole college. Do you re- 
member how excited we felt when, one by one, our classmates went forward to 
receive the bouquets — those bouquets which signify the transferring of the most 
important offices from the Senior to the Junior class? Do you remember the gen- 
eral rush and confusion which followed .... the congratulations, the rejoicing, 
the stampede for the traditional lobster salad and ice-cream ? (Who was it remarked 
that we acted like starving barbarians?) And can you ever forget the step-singing 
that followed . . . the last step-singing of the year at which all four classes were 
present . . . and that queer sorry-yet-thrilled feeling you had when the Seniors 
marched out singing Alma Mater? 




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YE SUNDIALE 




STEP SINGING 

When the star-lit evening shadows 
And the spring-time days draw near, 
You can hear the classes singing 
By the steps they hold so dear. 
Oh the songs that we remember 
Are the songs that have been made, 
Just for us to sing together 
'Neath the vine-clad colonade. 

When the Riverway is changing, 
With sun-set colors bright, 
And the elm tree leaves, aquiver, 
Peer down from lofty height, 
You can hear the classes singing, 
By the steps they hold so dear, 
The songs that live forever 
In our hearts from year to year. 



Thru the fall and winter months of the school year, the South Hall Steps 
'"neath the vine-clad colonade," are, to the most imaginative eyes, mere steps. 
On warm fall days, they afford as good a place as any other for pausing, after meals, 
to gossip in the sunshine. On icy wintry mornings, they mean just one more ob- 
stacle in the race against the "no breakfast" sign. 

But as the days speed on towards the time when still another class shall bid 
them farewell forever, these same steps take on a magic meaning. "As the spring- 
time days draw near," the thought of step-singing makes spring itself seem sweeter. 
And when the singing-season is finally on us, we look forward each week to Thursday 
twilights. The singing together of songs, new and old, merry and serious, seems 
to bring us closer to one another in music's magic unity. 

It is a sweet picture for us to carry with us always in our hearts. It has a sweet 
accompanying echo to sound forever in our ears. The qaudrangular formation of 
the classes, with the song leaders in the square. The Seniors massed on the steps, 
white collars relieving the blackness of their gowns against the darkening sky. 
The songs of each class, singing to each other. The Seniors marching down from 
their steps, away— the words of Alma Mater's song upon their lips. 

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Junior Prom 

April 28, 1922 



THERE were Juniors all gaily apparelled in dresses of every known shade, 
There were men by the dozens and fifties, all stiffly and blackly arrayed, 
There were orchestras on right hand and left hand, supplying the best music yet, 
Yes, all these were ours on our Prom night — will '23 ever forget? 

There were ushers, white clad and solicitous, hovering humbly around, 
There were Seniors, for once frankly envious, keeping well hidden in the back- 
ground, 
There were ices extremely attractive, and punch exceedingly wet, 
Yes, all these were ours on our Prom night — will '23 ever forget? 

Jap lanterns out on the campus, 
And Anne Driscoll's big, yellow moon, 
Music, and laughter, and heart-throbs, 
All life seemed one sweet, merry tune. 



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COMMENCEMENT 



The Exercises of Commencement Week, 1922 

Friday, June 9 

Meeting of the Coroporation : in the President's office at 3 o'clock. 
Senior Dance: in South Hall (321 Brookline Avenue) at 8 o'clock. 

Saturday, June 10 

Meeting of the Alumnae Council: at the President's House, 119 Bay State 

Road, at 10.30 o'clock. 
Class Day Exercises: on the Dormitory Campus (321 Brookline Avenue) at 

3.30 o'clock. 
Step-Singing : at South Hall at 6 o'clock. 
Senior Dramatics: in Whitney Hall, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, at S o'clock. 

Sunday, June 1 1 

Baccalaureate Service: in the Harvard Church, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, 
at 4 o'clock. Sermon by the Reverend Paul Revere Frothingham, D.D., Min- 
ister of the Arlington Street Church, Boston. 

Monday, June 12 

Commencement Exercises : in the Harvard Church at 1 1 o'clock. Address by 
the Reverend George Angier Gordon, D.D., Minister of the Old South Church, 
Boston. 

Luncheon and Meeting of the Alumnae Association : in the College Build- 
ing immediately after the Commencement Exercises. 

Reception by the President of the College to the Alumnae and their friends: in 
South Hall at 8 o'clock. 

Tuesday, June 13 

Senior Luncheon: in South Hall at 12 o'clock. 



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Our Commencement 

Chairmen for Commencement Week 

Senior Prom, Rosalind Blanchard Class Day, Muriel Hedden 

Senior Luncheon, Marion Walker 



Senior Luncheon 

Toastmistress, Marion Carter 
Household Economics, Frances Baxter Library, Florence Stevens 

Secretarial, Barbara Lynch Science, Helen Goodell 

Social Service, Josephine Delahanty 




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1923 




MOST POPULAR 
"None knew thee but to love thee, 
None named thee but to praise." 
Barbara Lynch 
Evelyn Sloat 
Eleanor Cassidy 



MOST ATTRACTIVE 
"Her very frowns are fairer far, 
Than smiles of other maidens are. 
Evelyn Scott 
Edith Burt 
Mary Honiss 





MOST CAPABLE 
"Let her live to be a hundred; we need her on earth. 
Evelyn Sloat 
Rosalind Blanchard 
Marion Carter 



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STATISTICS 



BRIGHTEST 

"Knowledge navigates the ocean and is perpetually 
on voyages of discovery." 

Clarissa Hulse 
Helen Coolidge 
Theora Bar to 





MOST PROMISING 
"Born for success, with grace to win, with heart to 
hold." 

Marion Carter 
Helen Goodell 
Florence Olin 



BEST SPORT 
"Here's to her who knows how to growl — and won't]' 
Anne Driscoll 
Evelyn Sloat 
Bertha Pinney 




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MOST ORIGINAL 
"Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale, 
Her infinite variety." 

Dorothy Staples 
Marion Carter 
Dorothy Mifflin 



BIGGEST BLUFFER 
"The world wags on three things, — doing, undoing, 
and pretending." 

Dorothy Mifflin 
Virginia Ralph 
Helen Goodell 





MOST TALKATIVE 
"Only let him be sure to leave other men their turns 
to speak." 

Gertrude Lawson 
Ellacoya Goodhue 
Caroline Daniels 



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BEST NATURED 
"He is a fool who cannot be angry, but he is a wise 
man who will not." 

Ruth Leavitt 
Elizabeth Lewis 
Anne Driscoll 





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"A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the 
wisest men." 

Florence Stevens 
Esther Donahue 
/ Marion Carter 
\ Dorothy Staples 



BEST ALL-AROUND 
'She acted each'jmd every part.' 

Bertha Pinney 
Barbara Lynch 
Helen Goodell 




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MOST TACTFUL 
"Thou clearly knowest when to 
speak and when to keep silent." 
Evelyn Sloat 
Hilda Atterberg 
Barbara Lvnch 



MOST DIGNIFIED 
"Calm and unruffled as the summer sea, when not a 
breath of wind flies o'er its surface." 
Clarissa Hulse 
Gertrude Wonson 
Evelyn Sloat 





MOST CONSCIENTIOUS 
'Sweet it is to have done the things one ought. 
Wilma Mead 
Helen Coolidge 
Theora Barto 



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STATISTICS 



NEATEST 
'Tis plenty, in small fortune, to be neat." 
Frances Tilden 
Marjorie Wallis 
Marion Christ 





MOST COURTEOUS 
"Politeness is the outward garment of goodwill. 
Marion Walker 
Bertha Pinney 
Theora Barto 



MOST RESPECTED 
"Self reverence, self knowledge, self 
control, 
These three alone lead life to sov- 
ereign power." 

f Barbara Lynch 
\ Evelyn Sloat 

Hilda Atterberg 

Bertha Pinney 




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1923 




MOST ATHLETIC 
"The race by vigour, not by vaunts, is won?' 
Lucy Bagg 
Anne Driscoll 
Ruth Thomas 



NOISIEST 
"The rest is silence!" 
Caroline Daniels 
Dorothy Mifflin 
4th Floor North! ! 





BEST DRESSED 
'He is only fantastical that is not in fashion." 

Regina Wardwell 
Ruth Gordon 
Evelyn Scott 



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STATISTICS 



BUSIEST 

"An intense hour will do more than idle years." 
Mildred Law 
Bertha Pinney 
Evelyn Stillings 





NICEST PROF 
"In whose least act abides a nameless charm." 
Mr. MacDonald 
Dr. Harley 
Dr. Gay 



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MICROCHAOS 

Now perhaps you'll think it foolish 
To waste your time on this 

But remember, in the "staidest" life 
Fun never goes amiss, 

And he who joineth smiles with tears 
Enjoys the height of bliss. 

And please don't be offended 

If at you we've poked some mirth. 

(If there were none to laugh at 
Of laughs we'd have a dearth, 

And laughter's not unkind 

When we realize your true worth.) 

So read our Microchaos 

With a mind prepared for fun ; 

We know that high-brow verses, 
Clever prose bits, it has none, 

Yet if it causes you to smile 
Our guerdon we have won. 





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THE LUNCH-ROOM HOUR 

Between the morn and the even 

When the profs are beginning to glower 

Comes a pause in the college brain-work 
Which is known as the lunch-room hour. 

Anon are heard in the hallways 
The clatter and pounding of feet, 

The sound of doors being opened, 
And of voices, more shrill than sweet. 

Then in a moment you see them 
Descending the basement stair, 

Starved Juniors and famished Freshmen, 
And Sophs with a hungry air. 

Much whispering and much shouting, 
And you see by the glint in their eyes 

They are plotting and planning together 
To take the lunch-room by surprise. 

A sudden raid from the stairway, 

A sudden rush from the hall, 
By all the doors and entrances 

They mob the basement small. 

They climb all over the counters, 

O'er the arms and backs of the chairs, 

The}' throw their books on the tables, 
They act like hungry bears. 

Do you think, oh wild-eyed robbers, 
Because you have reached the hall, 

That the grave and dignified proctor 
Is not a match for you all? 

She will hold you fast in the bread line 

And will not let you depart, 
But will put you down at the very end, 

And laugh in her stony heart. 

And there she will keep you ten minutes, 
Yea, ten minutes and even more, 

'Til your ardor and courage shall crumble, 
And you fall in a faint to the floor. 



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THE NIGHT BEFORE XAMS. 

'Twas the night before Xams, and all through the house 

Not a creature was stirring, — centipede, rat, or mouse. 

The inmates were all lying prone on their beds 

With coldly drenched bureau scarfs wrapped 'round their heads 

While scattered about them, like leaves in the wind, 

Were all the notes, papers, and books they could find. 

The books look suspiciously new and unused, 

As if kept 'til Xam time 'fore being perused. 

And Sophs in their bath-robes, and Seniors sans caps 

Had just settled themselves 'midst note-books and maps, 

When out in the hall there arose such a clatter 

The proctor rushed out to see what was the matter. 

A streaming haired Junior, whose A's were her boast, 

Was crying, "I want some creamed schisms on toast." 

Soon the ambulance came and took her away, 

And once again stillness and quiet held sway. 

Then a strange, subtle fragrance, like strong coffee fumes 
Pervaded the house, and drew girls from their rooms. 
Cne by one they emerged and reeled down the hall 
Where the scent of the coffee lured them, one and all. 
And some were ink-spattered, and acted quite dazed, 
And some were exuberant, and some were half crazed. 
And they sat about drinking coffee, piping hot, 
And giggling and laughing — at what they knew not. 

At four in the morning the watchman walked by, 

And this strangest of spectacles met his sharp eye : 

Grotesquely — 'mong cups and a huge coffee pot, 

Lay, sleeping and snoring, the whole weary lot. 

While grasped in their hands they still clutched pen and ink 

As if striving in sleep of their studies to think. 

The watchman looked long at the sight, and he wept, 

Then, giving a nod, down the hallway he crept. 

But he stopped to exclaim, 'ere he strode out of sight, 

"College life may be grand, but these Xams — GOOD-NIGHT. 



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"I'm sure you should all take the course in home ec," 

Said Miss Blood, "It will serve you alway. 
If you're married 'twill show you just how to make bread, 

How to earn it if single you stay.'' 





'The library course is the course to pursue," 

Miss Donnelly said forcibly, 
'For you don't have to know the subjects themselves, 

But just where to find them, you see." 



60 miles per 

And six feet at a step, 

Eye-glasses dangling, 

Smiling to himself 

At some unknown joke, 

That's Mr. Sutcliffe. 




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Bigness and broadness, 

Much stately bow, 

And much smile, 

Always clutching a yellow envelope 

Full of government notes, 

That's Mr. MacDonald. 





A pleasant smile, 

Friendliness, 

A great deal of vitality, 

Ever hurrying onward 

Toward a distant goal, 

That's Miss Mesick. 



English tweeds, 

Tallness, 

Volley of decisive speech, 

Directness of purpose, 

That's Miss Barbara Murray Howe. 




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THE BELLS 

(With all due apologies to Poe) 

When in class we love the bells, 
Welcome bells! 
What a passion of relief their silver sound foretells! 
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, 
In the stuffy class-room air 
Where the blackboard's white with powder 
And the teacher shrills, "Speak louder." 
Then what rapture greets their blare ; 
Keeping time, time, time, 
In a great, triumphant rhyme, 
As joyfully we leave the halls where mighty knowledge dwells 
And the bells, bells, bells, bells, 
Bells, bells, bells, 
And the jingling and the jangling of the Simmons College bells 

But we do not love the bells, 
Cruel bells! 
In the early light of morning how their jangling repels! 
How they jingle, jingle, jingle, 
When in bed we snugly lie 
And we hear their ring with groaning, 
The coming day bemoaning, 
And how sorrowfully we sigh ; 
Keeping time, time, time. 
To their leering, gloating rhyme, 
As wearily we don our clothes and leave our narrow cells 
To the bells, bells, bells, bells, 
Bells, bells, bells, 
To the jingling and the jangling of the dormitory bells. 




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HEARD AT CONVOCATION 

Mr. Collester; 

"Eureka! I have just discovered 
Moth holes in the top of my hat, 
But as no one can see but the angels, 
I guess I won't worry 'bout that." 



"Summer furs are still in the fashion," 
Quoth Dr. Goodell in great glee, 

"So I'll wear them on this great occasion 
As they're so becoming to me." 



"Mrs. Varrell hath spared not the moth-balls, 
Said our prof, as he strode down the aisle. 

"But my robe would be holey without them, 
So I'll just have to smell them, and smile." 



OPT IN THE STILLY NIGHT 

Tonight we will have a fire-drill! I know it! My bones tell me so! ! For 
seven days I have waited — hopefully — patiently — expectantly. My shoes have 
stood like sentinels at my bed-side, my coat has been within easy reach, my purse 
with its five valuable nickels has lain beneath my pillow ready to be grasped at the 
first sound of the gong. But my efforts have been for naught and I have grown 
weary of preparedness. Tonight I have laid aside my lessons and settled down 
early for a good night's rest. My shoes are too far under my bed ever to be retriev- 
ed, my coat is hidden in the gloomy depths of my closet, my five nickels have gone 
the way of all filthy lucre, and, what is yet more potent, I have donned my Western 
Electrics — positive proof of the approach of a drill 

The bell! ! I knew it! Once more my faithful bones have failed me not. 
Out into the cold I go. Shall I put out the transom, or shall I shut the light, or 
shall I leave all for the proctor? I shall. It is the safest way. My kimona has 
vanished. I grab my puff and hasten down the four long flights to join the waiting 
group below, my quilt flapping behind me in the winds. I sniff the air as I descend. 
Smoke! Is this reality ? Is this to be the end ? Remorsefully I think of all I have 
left above to smoulder. With heavy heart I recall the shimmering party gown for 
Prom. But my feet move ever downward toward their goal. With one final flap 
of my sails, I reach the door and peer into the living-room in search of shivering 
comrades. Oh bitter blow! Oh cruel fate! How could you play this trick? A 
belated caller bidding good-night before a crackling fire gazes at my ludicrous garb 
and chortles with glee. One gasp, and I hastily retrace my steps, for it is only the 
ten o'clock bell which has rung, hushing all to a calm and sacred silence. 

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Jo Congdon, who lives in North Hall 
Can never stop talking at all. 

For two minutes she tried, 

But finally cried, 
"If I can't talk, I simply will bawll" 



TACT 

Pinney: "Miss Enos, did you really come into my room last night, or was I 
having a nightmare?" 



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BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ 

This Freedom. Exhortation by the corporation concerning Senior privileges. 
The Happy Fool. Dot Mifflin at her best. 

Bill the Bachelor. Unfinished masterpiece by Mr. Sutcliffe, now out of print 
A Defense of Cosmetics. Inside information interestingly handled by J. Win- 

stian. 
The Flame of Life. Proving the maxim that three heads are better than one, 

by L. McCann, B. Lynch, and M. Whittier. 
Frightful Plays. Brilliantly presented by Abbie Condon. 
Manslaughter. By Maisie Honiss. No comment needed. 
Tales of a Jazz Age. A remarkable study by Anne Adams. 
I'm From Boston. A typical little essay by Alice Murtfeldt. 
The Perfect Gentleman. Presented by our well known Dr. Gay. 
The Way of All Flesh. Ann Driscoll writes a brief and concise statement 

exploding the favorite theories of Walter Camp. 
Roads of Adventure. A new novel describing our Famous Fenway. 
Homespun. By Mr. MacDonald, author of "My Impressions of America.' 
Intrusion. Skillfully manipulated by the night watchman of North and South 

Halls. 
Man-Size. An unusual book written by Mr. Collester. 
Far To Seek. Try any fourth floor. 

Truly Rural. A most unsuccessful presentation by Jo Delahanty. 
Smoke. An illuminating essay by Herr Rabe. 
South of the Line. By the Bellinger "twins". 
Foursquare. A sketch by Sloaty. 

Glimpses of the Moon. Sketches of the night life by Jennie Sacknoff . 
Shackled Youth. 1926. 

Perfect Behaviour. A charming study by Hilda Atterberg. 
Loyalties. Jointly written by Glad Perry and Kath Waterbury. 
The Memoirs of a Midget. Autobiography by Esther Berkson. 



Our Pinney's an editor meek(?) 

Whom you knee deep in mess have to seek. 

When, with wild, streaming eyes 

She spots you, she cries, 

"Where's that write-up you promised last — month? ?" 



D. Staples, who has straight, brown hair, 

Procured black, wavy switches — a pair 

For she said, "It's a change 

To have switches so strange, 

/ can't see them, so what do I care?" 

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I, the most insignificant and unimportant of individuals, have a date ! For the 
last two weeks I have thought of little else. I lie awake nights planning about it, 
pondering over it. I decide on every word I shall say, every gesture I shall make. 
I sit before the mirror, glass in hand, posing and primping. Shall I smile gaily or 
be sweetly serious? Shall I be merry, or shall I appear pensive and mysterious? 
It is a difficult question. I look over my meagre wardrobe with discouragement. 
This gown is too sophisticated, and that one too girlish. Perhaps I can borrow one? 
I try, with poor results. I never realized before how fleshy I am ! I try my hair in 
various ways. I curl it, I fluff it, I draw it demurely back. I sleep on electrics, and 
on rags, and on hair pins. I try bangs, doughnuts, and the Psyche twist . . all 
in vain. My hidden beauty remains hidden. 

The day draws near. I grow worn and nervous. I spend my last pennies for 
a marcel. I bake my face in clay, and lose part of it. THE DAY arrives. I have 
THE date. I look my best (so I fondly hope), I act my part. I am thrilled and 
excited. IT is soon over. 

I should rest easy now, but no, I cannot! I am still distraught and worried. 
What will the result be ? Did I make a good impression ? Did I look as lovely as 
possible? A week passes. I despair. Two weeks pass. Hope leaves me. THEN, 
one morning I receive an envelope. It is a large manilla envelope. I open it with 
trembling hands. My friends crowd 'round me. I hesitate. Gathering courage, 
I pull out the contents. I gaze long at the sheet before me. I swoon with relief. 
MY MIC PICTURE WAS A SUCCESS! 



AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT 
Conductor to Miss Howe (who is in charge of twenty-eight to-be-librarians) : 
"Are you thirty?" 

Miss Howe (frigidly): "No, twenty-nine." 



TRY AND DO IT! 
Library Instructor: "What is the scope of this book?" 
McMoxley: "It contains the people who are both living and dead." 



WE HOPE NOT! 
Instructor: "And to what account did you charge Laundry?" 
Senior (all in good faith): "To Maintenance of Real Estate." 



Instructor (impressively) : "Ink-pads are published by 



PRETTY FAST WORK, AT THAT! 
Anne Adams (trying to impress a Harvard youth): "In the secretarial course 
it takes us four years to learn how to be a typewriter!" 

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The A B C's of Simmons 
A 

Academy. Something dreamt about by many but attained by few; that which 
Freshmen frequently try to join by paying a dollar. Syn., Brilliance. 

Awkward. State of being when interviewing favorite faculty ; adjective applied to 
Seniors during the first week of college. 

Athlete. Any commuter; one who can hold his own at the bulletin board. 

Absent. Mental state during a lecture following lunch hour; word greeted with 
joy when applied to instructor. 

B 

Bargain. Something hunted for but seldom found. Syn., Filene's basement. 
Breakfast. Daily affair taking place between 7.30 and 8.00, congestion coming at 

7.59. Syn., Muffins. 
Burr. A small affectionate plant found in large quantities on the Simmons Dump. 
Bulletin Board. The hub (bub) of the college; a gathering place for all business 

and social transactions. Syn., Confusion. 



Coincidence. When you know the answer to an exam question. 

Convocation. Day on which the Seniors are put in the stocks. 

Celebration. An event usually following a check from home, and resulting in 

general satisfaction. Syn., A "feed". 
College. Four years — sometimes less, often more — spent in seclusion amidst 

chaperones and rules. Syn., Simmons. 




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Armstrong Transfer Co 19 

Auto Vacuum Freezer Co 15 

Boston Evening Transcript -2 

Boston Wholesale Millinery Co 16 

Bridges, A. T 13 

Brunswick Shoppe 13 

Bullerwell, CD 4 

Carman's Shoe Shop 13 

Churchill 14 

Cobb, Bates & Yerxa Co 2 

Cox Sons & Vining Co 8 

Craftsman Studio 10 

Crahan Engraving Co 6 

Ditson, Oliver Co 4 

Durgin, Park & Co 8 

Eagle Printing & Binding Co 5 

Employers' Liability Assurance Corp.. . . IT 

Fisk Teachers' Agency 7 

Gingerbread Shop 7 

Hathaway, A 3 

Hayden Costume Co 9 

Houghton-Gorney Co ■. 20 

Huyler's 2 

Ipswich Hosiery Co ' 16 



Page 

Kimball, Gilman & Co 3 

Loew's State Theatre 17 

Loose- Wiles Biscuit Co 19 

Lovell & Covel Co 11 

Macy, B. F 14 

Merrymount Press 9 

Morandi-Proetor Co 18 

Murray's 11 

Neopolitan Ice Cream Co 16 

Office Appliance Co 14 

Pierce, S. S .'. 12 

Rhodes Brothers Co 7 

Scott, Frances Gooch 13 

Selwin Theatre 11 

Shattuck & Jones, Inc 7 

Slack, Mrs. H. Carleton 11 

Smith Brothers 3 

Solov-Hinds Co 17 

Somerset Hotel 13 

Staples Coal Co 18 

State Street Trust Co 17 

Wadsworth's 12 

Ward Baking Co 4 

Weston-Thurston Co 9 

Whiting Milk Co 16 



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Sept. 


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Oct. 


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Oct. 


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Witt isnmmonjS Calendar 

-Registration — questions — babel; Seniors wear their caps awry; 

Juniors hunt elusive Freshmen; Sophs, sophisticated, sigh. 
-Freshmen flock to the Refectory, rules and speeches there to hear. 

Are introduced to our Dorm Council, that body of respect and fear. 
-Upper classmen take the Freshies to the first dance of the year. 

They find that even without men-folks, dances may be full of cheer. 
-Sloaty, tired of climbing stair-ways, stops at three instead of four. 

Marcia, sound in peaceful slumber, is rudely wakened from her snore. 
-In the p. m. many gather for a party in the hall, 

Given by the Student Government; "a fine time was enjoyed by all." 

In the eve., to warm the Refectory, gather many Seniors stern. 

(If you do but glance at Sun Dial, full particulars you'll learn.) 
-Occasion ne'er to be forgotten! No one to government was late; 

Bob Lynch, from a youthful flapper, now is changed to woman's state. 
-Mr. Clive, well known to Simmons, speaks at our Dramatic, tea. 

MIC Show comes off in the evening, upsetting the Refectory. 
-Holiday. We all are thankful that Columbus sailed the blue. 

Rich ones spend their money freely, and us poor ones spend it, too. 
-Simmons Camp Fire Girls so peppy, give a dance, — a big affair! 

If you don't believe this statement, ask the maidens who were there! 
-Dramatic Club now has a meeting, open to the motley crowd. 

Miss Larrimore, star in "Nice People", proves to us that "she ain't proud" 



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Oct. 21.— 1926 is married, to bold 1924. 

All the college hopes their future will be full of fun galore. 
Oct. 23. — Rumors of the ghastly ghost walk quite upset our life so tame; 

Juniors stalk about like Sherlocks, clad as for a foot-ball game. 
Oct. 23. — Ghosts (they really are the Sophomores) finally parade around, 

Much relief on part of Juniors, tired now of playing "hound". 
Oct. 31. — Hallowe'en Y. W. party's staged in students' room and gym; 

Pris and Mike show "how he won her"; doughnuts eaten with much vim. 
Nov. 1. — Convocation. Suffering Seniors now are put in choking stocks; 

Hats go slipping, sliding, reeling, as down the aisle the long line walks. 
Nov. 3. — Unforgettable date is this one — Simmons blossoms forth in style; 

The Fashion Show — good music, dancing, models swaying down the aisle. 
Nov. 4. — Moorhead wins the tennis tournament, with Tommy very close behind. 
Nov. 5. — We give a tea for college grads — the grads are very hard to find! 
Nov. 9. — Mr. MacDonald speaks in North Hall, on the mess in the Near East; 

Exits soon are over-crowded — over eighty there at least! 
Nov. 17-18 — Freshmen, Sophs, and haughty Juniors do their best on these two days: 

Dramatic Club presents these classes in three most charming one-act plays. 
Nov. 25. — Sophomores, to show their spirit, a card party for Endowment give. 
Nov. 29. — Much suit-cases crowd the corridors. We start for home — we breathe — we 

LIVE! 
Dec. 4. — Tea for the Dramatic members is helpful to dispel the gloom; 

Cast of Jewett's "Beggars Opera" is entertained in students' room. 



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Dec. 7. — Lords and ladies entertain us in their sumptuous manor hall: 

The boar's head, cider, and plum pudding are enjoyed by one and all. 
Dec. 9. — Supplies of cough-drops, coca-cola, cheese, and coffee are laid in, 

In preparation for exam week, which all too soon is to begin. 
Dec. 11-15. — Gloom unspeakable, furious study, tenseness and much mental strain; 

There's but one bright spot a-gleaming — that we'll soon be home again. 
Jan. 1. — New Year's Day we celebrate by coming back to books and grind. 

Evening finds us rather weary, silent, grim, and low in mind. 
Jan. 3. — On this date is poor Ann Driscoll given one of Fate's hard knocks; 

From our midst she's rudely banished, for bringing from home the chicken-pox. 



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Jan. 8. — Seniors meet to vote and argue on statistics for the MIC, 

Argue because, strange to tell it, no two seem to think alike! 
Jan. 12. — Tech comes here to give its concert; the Refectory is crowded o'er; 

After the concert there is dancing on our smooth Refectory flour. 
Jan. 15. — Seniors sign for Faculty Party — friendships hang by a single straw; 

An extra squad of mounted policemen is called in to enforce the law. 
Jan. 17. — Student Government starts group meetings — in each room 15 or so 

Heatedly discuss such questions as, "State clubs-yes?" or "State clubs-m 
Jan. 18. — Library Seniors go to Providence, visiting libraries by the score; 

Foot-sore, weary, vow thej- firmly to avoid all such evermore. 
Jan. 19. — Spanish Club gives a play (in Spanish) that its audience enchants. 

Eight p. m. sees the Refectory fixed up for the Mass. Club dance. 
Jan. 31-Feb. 2. — A nice, long trip is taken by "libe" girls and college grads; 

They visit Springfield, Holyoke, Harnp — also the Amherst lads. 
Feb. 8. — On this day before the Big Day, Simmons with the ocean vies, 

Marcelled waves appear, and ripple, dizzily, before our eyes. 
Feb. 9. — Simmons' dorms are quite deserted, the Somerset's the place to be. 

Morey Pearl gives us his jazziest, syncopated melody. 
Feb. 13. — The gay Hotel St. Valentine opens wide its door; 

'Tis soon with dressy faculty, and Seniors crowded o'er. 
Feb. 16. — A concert now is given, under the Instructor's Club, 

Attended by the students, and the people of the Hub. 
Feb. 17. — Sophomores, 'midst decorations of the purple and the white. 

Meet for their Famous Luncheon — happiness is at its height. 




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This is the Brunswick. Shoppe's friendly call on 
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You're almost sure to meet some of your friends 
at Mid-day, Tea-time, or the Supper hour in 
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Boylslon Street at 
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1 62 Tremont Street 
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Feb. 18. — Startling posters of the Tech show now appear about the place, 
MIC Board has carefully utilized every foot of unfilled space. 

Feb. 21. — Now are chosen from the athletes — brawny, skinny, large, or small 
(After much talk and discussion) the class teams for basketball. 

Feb. 22. — A few long years or so ago, little Georgie came to earth, 
And we enjoy this holiday, and rejoice in Georgie's birth. 



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Terms $5 monthly 

Typewriters Rented, 3 months $5 up 



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-Simmons Glee Club gives its concert, with its usual great success 

That always brings its members and directors happiness. 
-Junior-Alumnae conference beginneth on this day; 

Much alumnae rushing 'round, with Juniors in the way! 
-Senior's show they're growing older, — '25 makes them look slow; 
-Freshies make them all seem forty years of age, or so. 
—Here we have dramatic's week-end, with attendant joy and pain — 

Actors, freed now from rehearsals, wouldn't mind the grind again. 
-Tech Show seats for sale on all sides, — hectic efforts towards this end. 

Prudent folk begin to study; note-books seem not foes, but friends. 
-One last fling before those exams come and crush us all to earth; 

Tech Show gets applause. Of audience — and proceeds — what a dearth! 
-Last academic graves have been dug, — few, we hope, must lie therein. 

"MIC" is banished to the printers; — the Board goes home to bed, — 

Amen! 



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